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Skills you will gain

RecruitingClinical Trial

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Beginner Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Module 1: Understanding the Need to Increase Minority Recruitment in Clinical Trials

This lesson describes the need to include racial and ethnic minorities in clinical trials. We review how low participation of minorities in research affects health care. We discuss the lasting impact of past research abuses on people’s thoughts about research. Finally, we cover barriers to research participation and how to overcome them. ...
5 videos (Total 23 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Module 1 Introduction1m
Importance of Increasing Minority Recruitment in Clinical Trials4m
Impact of Historical Abuses in Research4m
Barriers and Facilitators to Participation in Clinical Trials9m
5 readings
Pre-course Assessment Survey10m
Why it’s important to include racial and ethnic minorities in clinical research15m
Infamous examples of abuses in human researchs
Protections for research participants10m
Action Planning Tool15m
2 practice exercises
Abuses in Human Research10m
Module 1 Review10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Module 2: Key Principles of Community Engagement

This lesson begins by describing the need to look at one’s own biases. Next, we review effective ways to engage with the community to make recruitment easier. We discuss the steps needed to make community partnerships. Finally, we show how community partnerships can increase recruitment for minority populations. ...
3 videos (Total 23 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Community Outreach and Engagement5m
Building Community Partnerships9m
6 readings
The role of bias20m
Importance of community engagement30m
Building relationships with community organizations10m
Memorandum of understanding10m
Give-Get Grid20m
Action Planning Tool15m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 2 Review15m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Module 3: Reaching Out Into the Community: Effective Communication

This lesson reviews communication best practices. We discuss ways to improve written and oral communication. The lesson aims to provide the knowledge and tools to more effectively communicate with the public about clinical trials. ...
4 videos (Total 23 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Building Rapport2m
Tailoring Your Message5m
Know Your Audience13m
5 readings
Clear communication guidelines15m
Readability20m
Simple ways to explain medical and research termss
Obtaining community feedback on materialss
Action Planning Tool15m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 3 Review15m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Educating Potential Research Participants

This lesson discusses how to provide education about clinical trials. We present ways to help build interest in trials. We show how to use learning styles and culture to improve education....
3 videos (Total 15 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Types of Support4m
Learning Styles6m
5 readings
Brief messages to encourage interest in clinical trials5m
Addressing commonly asked questions about clinical trials30m
Incorporating learning styles during clinical trials education10m
Culturally-responsive education strategiess
Action Planning Tool15m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Review10m

Instructors

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Tiffany L. Israel

Community Navigator, Co-Instructor, VU
Institute of Medicine and Public Health
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Consuelo Wilkins

M.D., M.S.C.I.
Health Equity, VUMC
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Margo Michaels

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
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Yvonne Joosten

Executive Director, Office for Community Engagement
Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tenn., is a private research university and medical center offering a full-range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees....

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