Basic Principles in Management


·         Identify and recognize the particularities of issues related to clinical research management;

·         Develop and apply strategic and operational management skills to clinical research management;

·         Identify and use the main concepts, methodologies and techniques of planning, assessment and project management in clinical research management;

·         To comply with good clinical practice in planning, organization, execution, assessment and control of the execution of projects in the context of clinical research;

·         To integrate quality management systems into management of clinical research projects.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Prof.ª Doutora Nina Katarzyna Szczygiel


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language

Portuguese or English




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Teaching method

The classes will be theoretical-practical integrating an expository component and an interactive component, directed to small groups.

The sessions will be modular, supported by conventional and multimedia elements. There also will be discussion of practical cases and analysis and discussion of scientific articles in group.

Evaluation method

Individual work (50%): presentation and discussion of an article.

Group work (50%): presentation and discussion of a practical case / topic related to the contents of the curricular unit, applied to the context of clinical research, which can be a paradoxical, contradictory situation that defies common sense and stimulates the critical spirit of the students. This element comprises the delivery of a written report.

Subject matter

·         Basic management functions: the framework;

·         Planning;

·         Organization;

·         Direction;

·         Control;

·         Project management.


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