Important Information for Students

Designing Clinical Research

HulleytextThe course recommended text is Designing Clinical Research (fourth edition) by Hulley.

The 4th edition of Designing Clinical Research (DCR-4) is the most widely used textbook on clinical research methods. It is designed as a manual for all aspects of clinical research uses epidemiologic terms and principles.

This website provides online tools and examples unavailable from the printed book.  It also provides links to the lectures and a detailed syllabus for the 4- and 7-week DCR workshops that we present to 300 students each year at UCSF. There are also workshop faculty notes for those who wish to teach this material. The DCR workshop is the flagship course and one of more than 30 courses that are part of our Training In Clinical Research (TICR) Program at UCSF.

All accepted attendees starting Level 1 in 2015 will be given a unique access code to redeem an interactive copy of the book prior to the start of the course and presented with a hard copy of the book on arrival at Brackenhurst.

Study preparation

The course syllabus is being amended and further details will be available in due course.

student handbookStudent Handbook

The student handbook contains useful information about the PATS MECOR course.

We hope it answers any questions you might have but please do not hesitate to contact us if anything is not clear or you have further queries.

Course Faculty

A biography of the course faculty will be avialble soon.