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Clinical Trial Project Management (CTPM)

A collaborative program among Montgomery College and Amarex Clinical Research - A pharmaceutical product development company. Clinical Project Manager – Careers in Clinical Research.

Clinical Trial Project Management(CTPM)
Interested in CTPM during the Fall 2021 Semester?

Get yourself added to our registration reminder list by emailing Noel Lazaro at

An email will be sent to you 1-2 weeks before FALL 2021 registration opens. Space is limited. 

*The CTPM course is only offered once each fall term*

Clinical Trial Project Management Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

This course provides an introduction to project management of clinical trials in the pharmaceutical industry. If you want to learn basic project management skills and how they can be applied to the drug development process, especially in the management of clinical trials, this course is for you. If you are looking for careers in the clinical development industry but are not familiar, or experienced, with specific technical tasks involved in clinical trial management, this course is for you. This course will walk you through the various aspects of clinical trial projects with special focus on the need to anticipate, understand, and implement detailed project management activities in a proactive manner. This course will help students understand a highly detailed and fully developed clinical trial management project. Discussions will be led by industry experts via case studies and mock clinical trial projects to train students in the practical aspects of clinical projects to help assure a successful clinical project management career. 
With increasing number of clinical trials conducted to satisfy FDA requirements for marketing approval of all biomedical products, demand for clinical trial professionals is on the rise. However, there are very few programs that provide comprehensive education in all major components of clinical projects. Clinical Project Manager: Careers in Clinical Research introduces the core competencies essential for successful clinical project career.  Clinical Trial Project Management flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

This 39-Hour Program is divided into four modules, providing training in the following areas:

  • Clinical protocol development 
  • Regulatory processes 
  • Clinical site selection, training and management 
  • Clinical monitoring 
  • Safety Monitoring 
  • Data management 
  • Statistical analysis of clinical data 
  • Human subject protection and ethics

 Course Topics 

There will be a new topic/activity each week. This may include:

  • Overview Assignment of Course Project / Introduction to the Drug Development Process
  • Introduction to FDA Regulatory Process
  • Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
  • Clinical Trial Protocol Development and Set-Up
  • Human Subject Protection (HSP) and Informed Consent for Clinical Trials
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Data Management
  • Statistical Design of Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Project Management
  • Adverse Event Management in Clinical Trials
  • Monitoring of Clinical Trials
  • Mock Presentation / Practical Issues with Clinical Trial Project Management
  • Final Project Presentation

Montgomery College and Amarex reserve the right to change and alter the topics and activities listed. Final syllabus and topics are given to registered students on the first day of class.

Our Partner – Amarex

Amarex is a global Clinical Research Organization (CRO) that provides contract research services to pharmaceutical companies to assist in the development and eventual approval of the companies’ new medical drugs and devices. The basic services Amarex provides include: 1) the creation of product development strategies, 2) the conduct for human clinical trials, 3) the analysis of clinical trial data, and 4) the presentation of clinical trial results to the FDA to support the approval of a new medical product. 
Job disciplines utilized by Amarex include: project management, review of medical records, database design and programming, data entry and data cleaning, statistics, medical writing, quality control, and regulatory affairs. 


The Clinical Trial Project Management (CTPM) Course at Montgomery College is offered in partnership with Amarex Clinical Research Organization (CRO) once each Fall Term. Space is limited each fall. Montgomery College does not offer job placement upon course completion.