APPLIED CLINICAL RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE (ACREM) TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

Makerere University College of Health Sciences within its Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) in collaboration with the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) in Uganda is organizing an Applied Clinical Research and Evidence based Medicine (ACREM) course.

The ACREM Course is made up of eight (8) modules. The overall objective of the clinical research training program is to enhance capacity of independent health care professionals to developing high quality relevant research proposals and to conduct analyze and disseminate clinical research data. This course is open to all candidates enrolled in postgraduate training e.g. MMed, MSc (any discipline) Fellowship, PhD, post doctoral scholars and other persons interested in clinical research. Those active in clinical research may also apply.

The course will apply a variety of different educational methods. These will include 5 day intensive face-to-face sessions for each module followed by tutor supervised assignments and self-directed learning based on set assignments. Introductory lectures giving an overview of the subject matter will be followed by tutorials with the emphasis of learning by doing and developing knowledge and practical skills through active involvement of the students. Practical examinations, competency tests, assignments and case-studies will support the continuous learning process and ensure active participation of each student. Towards the end of each module students will be given a set of assignments completion of which will go towards the end of module assessment. More details are in the attachment