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|
|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
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.
- 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, the statistical and ethical considerations, and the selection of participants.
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.
The Clinical Trials Research courses are delivered 100 percent online, including lectures, tutorials, discussion forums and supplementary materials.
Phone: +61 2 9562 5064