Master of Clinical Trials Practice
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
Clinical trials are well recognised as an important research discipline. It is the key to improving health outcomes for patients across every field of health. Nurses and health professionals play a central role in the successful conduct of clinical trials. With the increasing complexity of clinical research and its regulation, a greater level of knowledge and expertise is required for all nurses and health professionals involved in the clinical trials process. This new and innovative postgraduate course in Clinical Trials Practice is an excellent opportunity for those aiming to specialise and pursue a career in clinical trials
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- CLTR5001 - Trial Design and Methods
- NURS5012 - Assessment and Clinical Judgement
- NURS5066 - Foundations of Clinical Trials
- NURS5067 - Clinical Trials: Measurement & Analysis
- NURS5068 - Clinical Trials in Practice
- NURS5069 - Research in Nursing and Health Care
- NURS5070 - Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality
- NURS5078 - Capstone (Workplace)
- NURS5080 - Capstone (Research)
- NURS5092 - Capstone (Clinical Trials Practice)
Further course information
The Master of Clinical Trials Practice may be completed over two semesters full-time or four semesters part-time. The course consists of 48 credit points (cp), including core and elective units (42cp) and a capstone (6cp). Students will undertake a work-based project or a thesis as a capstone experience in the final semester of their candidature.
A capstone experience comprises one or more units of study designed by the faculty to provide students with an opportunity to draw together the learning that has taken place during the award, synthesise this with their prior learning and experience, and draw conclusions that will form the basis for further investigation, and intellectual and/or professional growth. For the Master of Clinical Trials Practice all students either complete a work-based project or thesis as a capstone experience. The independent work required to develop the thesis is under the guidance of a supervisor.
Course outcomes and further study
Students completing this course will be well prepared to advance their careers and work in both senior and leadership roles in clinical research, such as:
, Clinical Trial Nurse
, Clinical Trial Coordinator
, Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
, Trial Monitor
, Clinical Research Manager
, Clinical Research Investigator
Outstanding graduates who complete the thesis as a capstone experience for this course may pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy http://sydney.edu.au/nursing/current_students/research_students/research_students_index.shtml
Other study options
Students may enrol in individual units of study out of interest or for professional development.
A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Clinical Trials Practice will hold:
(a) a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification, with a credit average; or
(b) a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
(c) a graduate diploma in a relevant discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
(d) completion of the requirements of the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Practice from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.
In addition to these requirements applications need to satisfy the English language proficiency requirements.
How to apply
How to apply
On-line applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Sydney Nursing School. On-time applications for the March Semester close on 1 December. Please note that late applications may be accepted.
Please submit the following with your application:
(1) certified copies of academic transcripts or clinical qualifications/achievements;
(2) certified copies of any degrees or diplomas;
(3) certified copy of your passport, birth certificate or citizenship certificate;
(4) certified copy of your marriage certificate or other appropriate documentation, if your name has changed;
(5) evidence of English proficiency (ie IELTS test results) if appropriate.
any other relevant documentation that you feel may support your application.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Clinical Trials Practice.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Clinical Trials Practice.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.