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Other local training including university short courses

NIHR Learning Management System

The NIHR also offer courses through their Learning Management System on the following:

  • Human Tissue Act
  • Mental Capacity Act

To be eligible to undertake the training free of charge you must be working on an NIHR portfolio study or be working within a NIHR Clinical Research Network. More information on how to access these courses can be found here

Further information on the Human Tissue Act and the Mental Capacity Act can also be found on the NRES website:

University of Bristol Short Courses

The University of Bristol Medical School is a leading centre for epidemiology, health services research and public health in the UK. We offer a comprehensive short course programme in Population Health Sciences for researchers and health care practitioners.

The Bristol Medical School short course programme includes courses in appraisal and synthesis of research, epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, health economics, informatics, medical research design & management, medical statistics, qualitative research, randomised trials and statistical computing.

Our courses range in duration from one to five days. They are aimed at University staff and postgraduate students, public health specialists, health-care professionals and members of the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. They are designed and taught by members of the School, with some invited speakers from the UK and abroad. 

The short course programme is highly regarded and student feedback on these courses is excellent. Fees are payable (reduced rates for UH Bristol staff).

For more information on these courses visit the website.

University of the West of England Courses

The University of the West of England (UWE) courses in SPSS.
Anyone wishing to discuss course content and seek advice on the suitability for their purposes should contact Paul White via directly, who will be happy to help. There are fees payable (reduced rates for NHS staff).

UWE also offers an MSc in Clinical Research

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