Short course

Advanced Clinical Trial Design


  • 1 day: $480 per person
  • 3 days: $1,350 per person
  • 6 days: $2,400 per person
  • 9 days: $3,200 per person
  • Prices are GST inclusive

Participants can choose to attend any days. Purchase a multi-day package and decide which topics and dates best suit your learning needs.

Please see program details for more information and for specific content for each intensive session and day.


  • Session One
    6-8 May 2019
  • Session Two
    24-26 June 2019
  • Session Three
    16-18 September 2019


University of Melbourne, Parkville campus

Find out more

For scholarship and group registration enquiries, please contact Michelle Curtis.

Phone: +61 3 8344 0149

Join leading experts from industry and academia and learn about current concepts and practical issues associated with the design, implementation and analysis of clinical trials.

Our comprehensive and industry relevant short course provides a theoretical and practical understanding of the trends and issues involved in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of randomised controlled trials (RCTs).

Engage with industry and academic leaders and gain their insights on the latest developments in trial design (including adaptive design, stepped-wedge trials, registry-based clinical trials).  Explore fundamental concepts including selecting, recruiting and care of participants, design of study protocols, determination of study duration, regulatory and ethical issues, data management, site monitoring, quality assurance and analysis.

Designed for health professionals, post-doctoral researchers, higher degree research students or those who aspire to be a part of randomised clinical trials as a sub-study PI, project manager, clinical trial administrator or clinical research associate.

Limited scholarships are available for University of Melbourne Research Higher Degree students.

Group discounts

We offer group discounts for organisations interested in registering three or more staff members. For further details, contact Michelle Curtis.


We are offering 10 scholarships to University of Melbourne Research Higher Degree students. Recipients will receive a registration fee waiver. Please email an Expression of Interest including a brief description of your research interests and a current CV to Michelle Curtis.

Flexible study options

This course is delivered across three intensive sessions. Participants have the flexibility of registering for 1, 2, 3, 6 or all 9 days of the short course, with the option of choosing to attend the days and topics most relevant to their individual roles and learning needs.

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Academic and teaching team

  • Professor Leonid Churilov
    Professor of Biostatistics, Melbourne Medical School and Head of Statistics and Decision Analysis at Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Professor Albert Fraumann
    Director Drug Evaluation Unit and Chair of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Alex Boussiatas
    Associate Dean Research and Research Training for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne

This course is presented in partnership with the Melbourne Medical School.