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Good Clinical Practice, Ethics and Research Training
Basic Course: This is a full two-day course covering the processes and requirements of clinical trials from start to finish, which include ICH and SA GCP exercises. The course attendee will also be provided with an easy-reference Good Clinical Practice booklet. To receive GCP certification, there is a written ‘open book test’ at the end of the course, which must be completed before the certificate is issued.
Refresher Course: This course runs over half a day or evening, and is required by staff who have previously attended the GCP Basic Course, in order to renew their certificate.
Research Ethics: Human Subjects Protection Certification is a requirement by Ethics Committees in South Africa for all staff active in research involving human participants. This course comprises the fundamental ICH principles for ethical conduct in research. The course is half a day and participants receive 6 CPD points upon completion.
Public Health Practice Ethics: This course covers ethical principles as well as ethical practice standards for healthcare practitioners. The course draws on context relevant practice standards and explores ethical dilemmas and pathways to resolution of these. The course is half a day and participants receive 6 CPD points upon completion.
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Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training and certification is a compulsory requirement by Research Ethics Committees and the Medicines Control Council (MCC) for all staff working on a clinical trial, before commencing clinical research, and additionally for all other staff involved in research studies.
JPS Africa provides both Basic GCP and Refresher Training Courses for investigative sites, as well as private individuals acknowledged by Ethics Committees and Medicines Control Council in South Africa.
After successful completion of good clinical practice training, candidates will receive a Certificate of Attendance which is valid for three years, after which the GCP Refresher/Update Course should be attended. Participants receive 12 CPD points for completion of the Good Clinical Practice Course (GCP), and 6 points for completion of the Ethics Course.
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision [VMMC]
JPS Africa NPC has a total of 23 sites that support VMMC in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, and one Mobile VMMC clinic. JPS Africa NPC also trains Health Promotion Officers on circumcision benefits and VMMC as a HIV prevention method, as well as other benefits of VMMC, adult circumcision and how to effectively promote VMMC among South African men. This training is supported through the use of the ModCal® Training Skills programme, which blends technology supported learning with more traditional group-based training.
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