PharmaSchool Open Courses

PharmaSchool Open Courses take place in Oxford, UK unless otherwise stated. Please click on the course below for more information. All of the Courses are one day in duration and included in the price are the following:

  • Course manual, handouts and further reading
  • Online pre-course questionnaire
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Lunch
  • Tea & Coffee

The Courses prove to be popular with people from the UK and Europe and it is recommended that you book early.

The price for each course is £295 +VAT. If you are a freelancer, work for charity, academic institution or in the NHS then you qualify for the non-commercial rate of just £175 + VAT.

PharmaSchool Open Course: Clinical Trials Project Management
Date: 3rd May 2018 (Oxford, UK)
Duration: 1 Day (9.30am to 4pm)

Course Timings:

  • 09:30 Course Start
  • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break
  • 12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 15:15 Tea Break
  • 16:30 Course Close


Everyone manages projects of some description and at the same time are also managed by others while working on a project. These projects can range from an entire clinical trial through to a component, or sub-project, of a trial, e.g. the identification and set-up of investigational sites in a specific country. In order to effectively manage the project it is essential to understand how to plan, track, manage and change a project to ensure the ultimate delivery of a quality product. By the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of projects
  • Use planning methods to determine a project plan
  • Identify the critical path
  • Track the project, update the project and forecast future tasks
  • Implement risk, opportunity and change management
  • Understand quality and set quality targets for projects

Who is the course suitable for?

  • CRAs, CTAs and Project Managers
  • Clinical Trials Supplies Staff
  • Medical Advisers
  • Data Managers

Course Content (please note all examples used in the Course are clinical trial related)

Clinical Trial Projects

  • Components of project and subprojects
  • Milestones, tasks, deliverables
  • PERT & Gantt
  • Critical Path Analysis

Risk, Opportunity and Change

  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Identifying risk
  • Risk Log
  • Change management

Project Tracking

  • What to track
  • How to track
  • Variance analysis
  • Dealing with variance

Project Structure

  • Critical Success Factors
  • Setting objectives
  • Responsibility matrix
  • Managing a Team
  • Communication

Price: The price for each course is £295 +VAT. If you are a freelancer, work for charity, academic institution or in the NHS then you qualify for the non-commercial rate of just £175 + VAT.
Book a place on this Course

Please use the form below to book a place on the Clinical Trials Project Management Course. Once you have completed the details you will be able to either pay online, request an invoice to yourself or your company, or you can print the invoice and send to us together with payment.

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Clinical Trials Project Management

3rd May 2018 (Oxford, UK)

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Previous Course Feedback
Course: Clinical Trials Project Management
Number of participants: 28
How well fulfilled were your personal objectives for this course?
Fully 89%
Well 11%
Not Very Well 0%
Not At All 0%
How much have you learned that you will be able to apply to your job?
Great Deal 86%
Fair amount 11%
Not Much 4%
None At All 0%
How satisfied were you with the Trainer's Style & Knowledge?
Great Deal 93%
Fair amount 7%
Not Much 0%
None At All 0%
Rate the course overall on the scale 10: Excellent, 0: Poor
Average score: 9.6
Participant Feedback :
Good Course, well structured. Very Practical
Excellent. Good that it was related to proper clinical trial projects.

PharmaSchool Open Courses

3rd May 2018
Oxford, UK

Feedback from Previous Courses
"The trainer was excellent - informative, knowledgable and kept the group interested which was incredible."
"The presenter was very good and the content was tailored perfectly to the audience."
"Thanks a good course pitched at the right level that is very relevant to our work. Good engaging tutor too. Thanks"
"Really good to have this course available to us, as the information is quite difficult to access."
"Really good course for tricky subject."
"Probably the best training course I have attended for years. Interesting and informative, presented in an easy-to-understand manner. The exercises were particularly helpful. Great atmosphere throughout."
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