Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are a type of research that studies new medical tests and treatments and evaluates their effects on humans. People volunteer to take part in clinical trials to test medical interventions including drugs, surgical procedures, devices, behavioural treatments and preventive care. Clinical trials need to be approved before they can start. People of all ages can take part in clinical trials, including children.

Watch and listen to the video and answer the question:

How many phases are there in a clinical trial?

Watch and listen to the video again and complete the summary with the seven words.

participate / questions / healthcare / informed / benefits / volunteer / criteria

Clinical trials are an important part of the improvement of __________. They can lead to the development of new drugs and also initiate new research ________. Patients _________ for clinical trials and need to meet certain ___________ to be eligible to __________ in the trials. There are both ____________ and risks for patients on the trials and all patients must sign an _________ consent document before participating.

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