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Lesson Format Whiteboard animation
Key Topics
- Biomarker
- Clinical Trials
- Precision Medicine
Level beginner
Completion Time 11 minutes
- Closed captions
- Transcript available
Lesson description

In this lesson, you will learn about clinical trials. The lesson explores how clinical trials work, describes the phases of a clinical trial and reviews some topics you should consider before taking part in a clinical trial. You will also learn about the role of molecular pathology in clinical trials design and what you should expect should you join a clinical trial.

Learning objectives

By the end of this lesson, the viewers will be able to:

  • Explain how clinical trials work and who the key players are;
  • List the main components of a clinical research protocol;
  • Distinguish between the different phases of a clinical trial;
  • Explain the role of molecular pathology in clinical trial design;
  • Describe what happens after the trial is completed.
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  • Written by Terry Hawrysh, OMPRN Patient Partner and Kyster Nanan, OMPRN Project Manager and Education Lead
  • Reviewed by Karen Haas, OMPRN Patient Partner
  • Animations & Video by Leigh-Ann van Strip, OMPRN Molecular Pathology Education Associate
  • Music by FSM Team
Version history
Published November 01, 2023