Clinical Trials Research

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research

Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research

Master of Clinical Trials Research

 

  Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research Master of Clinical Trials Research
Course code  KG020 or GCCLITRR1000 KF061 or GNCLITRR1000 KC096 or MACLITRR1000
CRICOS code  N/A N/A N/A
Degree Abbreviation  GradCertClinT(R) GradDipClinT(R) MClinT(R)
Credit points required to complete  24 36 48
Time to complete part-time  1 - 3 years* 1.5 - 3 years* 2 - 6 years*

*currently offered on a part-time basis only

Overview

The aim of the online Clinical Trials Research course is to provide a distinctive program targeted at medical doctors and allied health professionals, to help them acquire the expertise needed to design, develop, lead and conduct clinical trials. The course is led by the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC), Australia's premier academic clinical trials research organisation. The NHMRC CTC course focuses on clinical trials design and research methodology and is offered via distance learning only. Graduates will gain a solid understanding of clinical trials methodologies underpinning the design of high quality studies, and the knowledge to lead, conduct and appropriately interpret the results of single and multi-centre clinical trials.

Course outcomes

Graduates will:

  • understand the advantages and limitations of various trial designs
  • gain a solid understanding of different scientific research methods that underpin the design of high quality clinical studies
  • be able to lead and/or contribute to designing, efficiently conducting and appropriately interpreting the results of single and multi-centre clinical trials
  • be able to identify and understand the appropriate literature with respect to clinical questions and clinical trials design
  • have a solid understanding of the clinical trial process including the design, scheduling of intervention, the statistical and ethical considerations, selection of participants and delivery of the intervention.

Information about the programs

The graduate certificate requires students to undertake 24 credit points of study comprising four core units of study.

The graduate diploma requires 36 credit points of study comprising six core units of study.

The master's requires 48 credit points of study comprising six core units, a choice of electives (up to 6 credit points), and a capstone unit. The capstone unit will require each student to bring together concepts, principles and applications developed in the previous units of coursework study into a workable research protocol or project. The capstone will test the student's ability to integrate and consolidate their learning.

Flexible learning

The Clinical Trials Research courses are delivered 100 percent online, including lectures, tutorials, discussion forums and supplementary materials.

Further enquiries

Adrienne Kirby
Phone: +61 2 9562 5064
Email:
Website: http://www.ctc.usyd.edu.au/education.aspx