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I am a MBBS student. I want to know whether PG diploma of clinical research is good option for medico? Which is the best institute for it?

A clinical research is a scientific study of the effects, risks, efficacy and benefits of a medicinal product. These are carried out prior to the release of the medicine in the market. These trials are undertaken at various stages and studies are conducted after the launch of a new product to monitor safety and side effects during large scale use. Clinical trials are conducted by pharmaceutical companies or contract research organizations (CRO?s) on their behalf. It is this sector that is driving the growth in clinical research in India.

However, normally the entry level courses in Clinical Research are designed for students having B. Sc Qualification. Some of the institutes conducting courses in Clinical research are listed below:

Academy for Clinical Excellence (ACE) Website: www.aceindia.org . It offers courses like Clinical Research; From Theory to practice, Clinical research and GCP for investigators, Quality assurance in clinical research etc.

Institute of Clinical Research (ICRI), website: www.icriindia.com . It offers the following courses:

Two year full time ? Masters in Clinical Research + MBA

Two year full time ? M. SC in Clinical Research

Part-tie post graduate diploma in Clinical Research (1 year)

Ph. D in Clinical Research, Bombay College of Pharmacy: Website: www.bcpindia.org . Offers Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Programme of study in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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