Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore Clinical Research Courses

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There is no doubt that the clinical research industry is all set to grow tremendously in India. Many major business reports have published how the number of clinical trials being conducted in India are increasing every year, a trend that is going to continue for many years to come.

Pharmaceutical companies (including those that manufacture only generic drugs), Contract Research Organizations (CRO’s), Site Management Organizations (SMO’s), Hospitals, Large Clinics with good set-up, are some organizations that are directly benefiting from this exponential growth.  Increase in the amount of clinical trial work being conducted in India has resulted in the requirement of trained and skilled clinical research professionals that these companies can hire easily and confidently. All companies prefer candidates who have some understanding of clinical research and are trained in this area. This not only helps companies to save cost and time that goes in training new candidates but also helps them obtain quality work from the candidate from day 1 at work.

Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore are cities where clinical trial activity is more compared to other cities and this is primarily because most of the pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, CRO’s, SMO’s and even clinical trial sites are located in these cities. Companies and hospitals in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and even tier 2 cities such as Kochin, Trivandrum, Bhopal, Pune etc are attracting and hiring a lot of fresh talent for various clinical trial roles.

To meet this requirement of clinical research companies and to enable students make better careers in research, James Lind Institute (JLI) has empowered aspirants to get trained in clinical research from any location by making use of the internet. James Lind Institute brings to students its globally recognized clinical research training programs in a highly interactive online format which is engaging and self-paced with flexible study times. JLI uses cutting edge, most modern yet user friendly technology to overcome all barriers of distance learning and provides students the best learning experience.  Training programs in pharmacovigilance, medical writing, business development, regulatory affairs, quality assurance etc are also available in an online mode for the student to specialize in any of these desired areas.

If you wish to know more about the programs offered by JLI please feel free to visit the JLI Website.

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Why Students Prefer Online Learning:

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Over 75% of American schools and universities are offering online classes and degrees. This has become a very popular way for millions of new students each year to begin or continue their education. The number of institutions offering online learning is growing, by about a third, annually. Learning online offers the opportunity to attend class at any time of day and from any location, opening up the possibility for those who work or have other obligations, to attend school. All different learning styles can be addressed as students can assimilate the information in a way that best suits their needs. The convenience of twenty-four hour learning makes the online classroom very attractive. With the Internet, instructors are accessible from all over the world affording a broader learning experience. Using computers for learning presents exposure to the technology that is the cornerstone of today’s business world. Students are also more apt to participate in class discussions from the comfort of their own computer. The anonymity of the cyber classroom also seems to have a positive effect on student connections, where the visual barriers are removed. Continue reading

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Drug Discovery and Development Process

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Overview

drug development processThe process of uncovering and developing new medicines is an extremely costly and time consuming effort. Pharmaceutical companies have to make sure that only safe and effectual medications are released to the public. At a cost of between $800 million and $1 billion, over a course of 10 to 15 years, each drug undergoes a stringent process of discovery, development, approval and finally, public use.

First: Discovery of New Medications

Pharmacologist, chemists and other scientists, working in laboratories, pinpoint genetic and cellular properties of different diseases. They then introduce biological and or chemical elements hoping to get an adverse effect on the disease cell. Following preclinical evaluations, of all the tests and discoveries, only 0.001% (5 out of 5000) is considered safe for human consumption and will be tested on volunteers.
Testing in patients continues for an additional three to six years, until one of the initial 5000 (0.0002%) is chosen and approved for public consumption as a new medicine. Continue reading

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Informed Consent Process in Clinical Trials

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informed consent in clinical trials

Informed Consent Procedure

Before a clinical trial the researcher and participant engage in an agreement called an informed consent. The informed consent is firstly a written document outlining the procedure and possible effects and risks to the participant. It also describes the liability of the researcher and that of the volunteer. Any aftercare is also laid out in the initial text.

The informed consent does not stop at this first paper, though. It must continue as a dialogue between the participant and the investigator throughout the clinical trial. Continue reading

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Software’s Used in Pharmacovigilance

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medicinesWhat is Pharmacovigilance Software?

Due to severe withdrawal symptoms experienced by numerous patients from many drugs currently in use, a system called Pharmacovigilance science was developed to monitor the side effects of medicines. A major part of this science is pharmacovigilance software which is able to uncover, evaluate and avert the temporary and enduring side effects of medications. Pharmacovigilance software is used to identify the cause of withdrawal and helps to inhibit unnecessary future events. This software is beneficial to everyone concerned with the medical process including the makers, prescribers and consumers of drugs. Continue reading

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What is Translational Medicine?

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translational-medicine

Translational Medicine

Medical practice based on interventional epidemiology is called Translational medicine. By using the studies of health in society, translational medicine deals with medical issues on a collaborative level by incorporating research from basic, social and political sciences. Advocates consider it to be the next logical step after evidenced-based-medicine.
The goal of translational medicine is to enhance patient treatment and preventative measures, with the aim of expanding outside of the health care arena. Basically, it’s the system of creating drugs and medical devices to be used in patient care, out of suitable biological findings. Continue reading

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What are Clinical Trials?

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clinical trials1. The definition of clinical trials

When a medical company needs to evaluate a treatment they use a clinical trial. Clinical trials use volunteers to participate in research, so as to get detailed answers to health matters.

Clinical trials are the best method to find ways to prevent disease, and have proven to be the most suitable way to quickly, and harmlessly find therapies for many different medical conditions.

Different types of clinical trials are used for different studies. Four of the most popular are:

  • finding potential uses for treatments already in use or examining the feasibility of new treatments
  • possibilities for prevention of illness
  • for those with critical health disorders, finding ways to enhance their life experience
  • innovative diagnostic and screening procedures

The protocol for carrying out clinical trials defines the parameters by which the study may be executed. All aspects of the trial are outlined, such as: who will participate, the agenda for procedures and tests, medication and amounts, how long the trial will last and the results that will be calculated. Anyone considered for the study must accept the terms. Continue reading

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Getting into Medical Writing in a Contract Research Organization (CRO)

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writerGetting into Medical Writing in a CRO

Several people online are looking to get into medical writing. This is a good place to start. If you are interested in medical writing in a Contract Research Organization (CRO) read ahead and see what your options are. This is by no means the only way to get into medical writing but it is one very effective way.

Where to start…

A lot of people come to medical writing through avenues other than writing. A few do come from journalistic backgrounds, but most come from the sciences. After gaining a degree in one of the physical sciences some people feel they would rather write about their experiences than do the lab work for which they were trained. The act of putting on paper the studies they had workedon in the lab all week, seemed more exciting to some. It’s not as easy as hanging out a shingle that says “Medical Writer.” It takes time and effort to break into medical writing as a career. Continue reading

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Applications of Clinical Bioinformatics

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Clinical BioinformaticsThe term, “Clinical Bioinformatics” is defined as the clinical application of bioinformatics – associated sciences and technologies to understand molecular mechanisms and potential therapies for human diseases. It is considered to be a new and important concept for the development of disease specific biomarkers and individualized medicine.

Clinical Bioinformatics domain is encompassed with combination of Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics to develop new methodologies in bioinformatics that can assist in the conduct of clinical research and to develop universal human database. It is the product of combination of clinical informatics, bioinformatics, medical informatics, information technology, mathematics and omics sciences together. Continue reading

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How to Write a Research Paper

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Introduction:

The format for this article was taken from a formal research paper. Most scientific journals employ the same conditions, although some will have specifications unique to their own publications. It would be appropriate to copy this format when writing your scientific research paper.

If you are writing for a scientific journal, check their website for downloadable template for the form they require.
Whenever you write for a scientific journal, review these guidelines to ensure accuracy in your submission. Here is a brief list of things to remember when writing a scientific research paper:
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