Granule course

Generating Student Recruiters for Surgical Trials

This is both an online and face-to-face course designed to equip young researchers with the practical skills to recruit patients into randomised surgical trials.

Researchers involved in any randomised controlled trial (RCT) may also find it helpful to draw upon these insights from surgical clinical studies.

The course has been created through the collaboration of the University of Bristol’s QuinteT research group and MRC ConDuCT-II hub; the University of Birmingham’s academic department of surgery and Cancer Research UK clinical trials unit; and other stakeholders.

By completing this course, you will:

– understand why we need randomised controlled surgical trials

– understand how to convey clinical equipoise, explain randomisation and address patient preferences

– be able to successfully recruit to randomised controlled trials in surgery

On completing this online programme, you may find it helpful to attend further skills-practice sessions offered by GRANULE The online programme is available on the NIHR Learn

Access to NIHR Learn is openly available to staff who work for the NHS, UK universities and other publicly funded organisations conducting and supporting clinical research. You will need to create a free account using your NHS or University email account to access the learning content.

To enrol in this course please visit here.