The general objective of this MOOC is to give health professionals, students and researchers the theoretical and practical bases which will allow them to design clinical trials that meet these criteria. This MOOC, which covers all areas of health, focuses specifically on resource-limited countries. This MOOC, created by the Institut Pasteur in Paris in collaboration with partners involved in clinical trials (Institute of Research for Development -IRD, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative -DNDi, etc.), provides the theoretical bases for the clinical investigation and examples of trials in resource-limited countries.
This MOOC is organized in 5 chapters of 2 to 11 sessions each. Each session includes a short video and 2 multiple choice questions in French and English to help you test your understanding. There are 4 to 22 multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter. A certification exam (in English or in French) is accessible only for students registered to the “qualifying path”. The videos are in French, subtitles in English and French are provided.
Please note, only the "Qualifying" path gives the right to a qualifying certification issued by Fun and the Institut Pasteur. In addition, there will be no certificate of follow-up, neither for the "Discovery" path, nor for the "Qualifying" path
We recommend a good scientific background (such as a bachelor of life science).
This MOOC is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about the methodology of clinical trials, particularly concerning infectious and tropical diseases in Africa. The content is appropriate for epidemiologists, infectious diseases specialists, general practitioners, microbiologists, other health workers, students in life sciences and medicine, as well as employees of non-governmental organizations or health agencies.
To follow this course, you have the choice between two formulas: the DISCOVERY path which will allow you to familiarize yourself with the subject thanks to videos, quizzes and access to forums and the QUALIFYING path in which you can acquire skills and deep knowledge on the subjects.
- Discovery path
If you opt for this path, you will have access to the videos, the quizzes and the exchanges in the forum. For this path, no certificate will be delivered. The registration is free.
- Qualifying path
In addition to the activities offered in the DISCOVERY path, the QUALIFYING formula will allow you to obtain a certificate in the form of a "certificate". To do this, you will have to take a exam, monitored remotely, lasting 1 hour, consisting of 30 multiple choice questions (MCQ) and obtaining 18 correct answers.
The registration fee for the qualifying course is 150€.
Obtaining a qualifying certification is an opportunity for you to obtain a diploma. This course is one of the MOOCs of the Institut Pasteur's Digital Diploma in Infectious Diseases program (DNM2IP). For more information, see the Institut Pasteur web page, dedicated to this new diploma.
Chapter 1 - Introduction (2)
Chapter 2 - Methodology (11)
Chapter 3 - Management of clinical trials (5)
Chapter 4 - Ethics and regulatory issues (3)
Chapter 5 - Examples of clinical trials (8)