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Course, academic year 2023/2024
New trends in clinical research and development - M320030
Title: Nové trendy klinického výzkumu a vývoje léčiv
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (320)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Fusek Martin prof. Ing. CSc.
Spiwok Vojtěch prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Benešová Eva Ing. Ph.D.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Benešová Eva Ing. Ph.D. (16.09.2023)
The aim of this course is to introduce students to organization of pre-clinical research, clinical trials (design, blinding, analysis, reporting, legislation and ethics), as well as with new therapeutic trends (e.g. personalized medicine, gene therpies, RNA based drugs, drugs targeted at epigenetic modifications etc.) not covered by other courses.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Benešová Eva Ing. Ph.D. (16.09.2023)

Students will be able to:

Interpret results of pre-clinical and clinical studies

Familiarize with new therapeutic trends

Literature -
Last update: Benešová Eva Ing. Ph.D. (16.09.2023)

Z: Brody Z. Clinical Trials - Study Design, Endpoints and Biomarkers, Drug Safety, and FDA and ICH Guidelines. Elsevier Amsterdam, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-12-391911-3 (Available online via National Library of Technology)

Z: Svobodník A., Demlová R., Pecen L. at al. Klinické studie v praxi, ISBN 978-80-904731-8-8, Facta Medica, 2014, Brno (in Czech, available online via

D: Středa L., Hána K. eHealth a telemedicína, Učebnice pro vysoké školy. Grada Publishing, a.s., 2016. ISBN 978-80-247-5764-3.

Learning resources -
Last update: Benešová Eva Ing. Ph.D. (16.09.2023)

Lectures in electronic form published at

Dictionary of Biomedicines and Fundamentals of Human Pathology available at

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Spiwok Vojtěch prof. Ing. Ph.D. (18.01.2018)

Předmět bude zakončen písemnou a ústní zkouškou. Pro zápis na zkoušku nejsou žádné podmínky.

Syllabus -
Last update: Benešová Eva Ing. Ph.D. (15.09.2023)

1. Pre-clinical studies

2. Design of clinical trials, randomization and blinding

3. Outcomes of clinical trials, superiority or equivalence testing

4. Clinical trial statistics and reporting (CONSORT)

5. Ethics of clinical studies, specificities of testing of new drugs, generics and biosimilars

6. Legislation A to Z - FDA, EMA, SÚKL

7. Personalized/precizion medicine

8. Biomarkers

9. Gene therapies - history, targets, strategies, vectors

10. Gene therapies - examples, ethics (help vs benefit vs damage)

11. Epigenetics - human genome and epigenome, regulations, currently marketed drugs and their mechanism of action

12. Nucleic acid based therapies

13. CRISPR-Cas

14. Invited talk

Registration requirements -
Last update: Spiwok Vojtěch prof. Ing. Ph.D. (18.01.2018)


Course completion requirements -
Last update: Spiwok Vojtěch prof. Ing. Ph.D. (18.01.2018)

The course will be finished by a written and oral exam. There are no prerequisites for registration to the exam.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
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