2006 Volume 126 Issue 7 Pages 515-520
To obtain basic data on the introductory lecture on clinical trials in a School of Pharmacy, we carried out an attitude survey among master course students in the School of Pharmacy of our University. We distributed two types of questionnaire, one before and one after a lecture on the outline of clinical trials and the role of pharmacists in the performance of clinical trials. In the first questionnaire, 67% of respondents were interested in clinical trials, and 89% stated that they had obtained information on clinical trials from lectures at the University. On the other hand, over 92% thought that pharmacists should manage investigational drugs and provide information on those drugs for the rational conduct of clinical trials. Over 80% of respondents hoped that they would receive education on clinical trials in the third or fourth year of study, since that is when basic education ends and clinical education starts. After the first questionnaire and student attendance at an introductory lecture on clinical trials, second questionnaire was distributed. Based on the results of the second questionnaire, almost all of the students hoped to learn more about the actual conduct of clinical trials.