TASK Academy was founded in 2017, and has since trained over 500 clinicians and aspiring clinicians with an accredited Good Clinical Practice (GCP) course.
Although a strong emphasis has been on developing capacity on the African continent, TASK Academy has trained clinical site staff from countries such as The Netherlands, South America, Portugal and Spain as well.
An accredited Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) course was added to the curriculum in 2020.
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What is GCP
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording and reporting trials that involve the participation of human subjects.
- These are confirmed course dates for 2021.
- Courses will be administered online.
- Please note that additional GCP training dates can be offered to groups of 6 or more.
- Contact TASK Academy at 021 100 3606 or click here
As an accredited course by the HPCSA, TASK Academy aims to provide the opportunity for each research individual to understand clinical research concepts and terms and to build a strong foundation for creating and implementing scientific sound clinical research outcomes.
“I would like to express my thanks for the training given yesterday and the previous session last month. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Never an easy task to make guideline training interesting. Well done for achieving this with ease.
Head of Quality Management
About the Presenters
Karen Cloete obtained her BSC degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Stellenbosch in 1997 where after she opened her private practice, Boland Therapy and Learning Centre, in Paarl and Malmesbury
Lauren Philips obtained her BSc (Hons) degree in Dietetics (2007), as well as her Masters in Nutrition degree (2015), both from the University of Stellenbosch.
Rudi started working in the clinical pathology laboratory environment in 1998 and developed a passion for quality management and training early in his career.
Summary of course:
- “I think that above all, for me, I learned about the rules, limits, and borders that cannot be transgressed when talking about doctor-patients relationships. Also science-humanity, ethics responsibility with the truth; and the respect for an entire bio-psycho-social human being.” Rosarito Coronel Teixeira, Paraguay
- “Most importantly on regulatory issues, standards of reporting and record-keeping, quality control and ethics/informed consent with lots of practical/real-life examples. A broad introductory overview.” Tjeerd van der Veer, Netherlands
- “The trainers were very professional, they made themselves clear from the beginning since they had good explanations with graphics on the slides. They really stand out in what they do. The trainers were easy to understand, the content was interesting, clear and practical, the class was interactive and at least for me, nothing was boring.” Rosarito Coronel Teixeira, Paraguay
- “The trainers had lots of knowledge and experience of the topics at hand, critical yet constructive” Tjeerd van der Veer, Netherlands
- “They are passionate about this subject and that’s contagious. I also liked the fact that they gave many examples from their experiences. The trainers were very flexible, professional, knowledgeable, interactive and enthusiastic. The PowerPoint presentations also looked good.” Zita Swaders, Netherlands