Clinical Research

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  • Module Information

    This Innopharma module examines the process of clinical research and its importance to researchers, regulators and, patients. After this module, a short online assessment follows.

    Learning Outcomes: 
    -  Map the process of clinical research, its importance to the researchers, the regulators, trial subjects  and ultimately those who use the drug and therapies – the Patient
    - Understand the key factors which affect the $1 trillion + industry today and the current trends which influence its rapid development and growth.
    - Be able to discuss the different treatments which are constantly being developed and improved to fight common conditions such as heart disease, stroke and cancers. Become familiar with Drug therapy areas including allergy and immunology , cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, neuroscience treatments, infectious disease treatment, oncology and vaccines.
    - Be able to walk through the processes of Drug Discovery and  Drug Development.
    - Understand in detail the process of pre-clinical and clinical trials, the role of regulatory authorities in testing and assessment of quality, efficacy and safety of drugs.
    - Clear understanding of Pharmacovigilance and its role in the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects. Members of the academy will learn of its reach to herbs, traditional and complementary medicines, blood products, biological, medical devices and vaccines. 
    -  Regulations and Ethics of getting drug therapies to the market and their relevance to patient safety.

  • Lecturers

    Peadar MacGabhann

    Peadar Mac Gabhann graduated from UCD with a M.Sc. in Industrial Microbiology. He carried out post graduate research at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) Amsterdam, Biogen at ETH Zurich and the Faculty of Medicine at Kyoto University Japan. He joined Schering Plough Corporation (Merck Sharpe & Dohme) and was a key member of staff in the start-up of the first world-wide Biopharma facility in Cork for the production of Interferon in 1983. Peadar has more than 30 years’ experience at the forefront of the international pharmaceutical industry. In the past 10 years he co-founded and directed two Life Science start-ups and participated in several international EU Framework projects.

    Paula Kearney

    Paula has over 24 year’s experience within the pharmaceutical industry having previously worked in MSD Swords, Ipsen Beaufour and Gerard Laboratories. Throughout her career, Paula has gained extensive experience in both drug substance and drug product manufacturing. Paula held senior laboratory roles in both the microbiology and analytical services fields prior to progressing her career into Learning and Development. Paula now designs and delivers bespoke training programmes for industry. Paula also lectures for the Institute of Technology Tallaght, Griffith College Dublin and Innopharma College of Applied Science Dublin.

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  • Module Fees

    € 160

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