Clinical Trials Research

Admission requirements


Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research requires:

  • an undergraduate degree in a health related discipline; or
  • a minimum of 5 years professional work experience in a health related field.


Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Researchrequires:

  • an undergraduate degree in a health related discipline; or
  • successful completion of the requirements of the embedded Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research; or
  • successful completion of the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Practice (offered through the Faculty of Nursing).


Admission to the Master of Clinical Trials Research requires:

  • a bachelor degree with honours in a health related discipline; or
  • successful completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research or the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Practice (offered through the Faculty of Nursing), with a credit average in at least 12 credit points of core units of study; or
  • successful completion of the requirements of the embedded Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of core units of study.

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research requires the successful completion of 36 credit points of core units of study.

The Master of Clinical Trials Research requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 36 credit points of core units of study; and
  • 6 credit points of elective units of study; and
  • a 6 credit point capstone unit of study.

Sample Pattern of enrolment

In order to progress through the program, the following pattern of enrolment is suggested.

Year 1
UoS code and name Credit points Delivery Mode
Semester 1    
CLTR5000
Critical Appraisal of Evidence
 6 online
CLTR5001
Trial Design and Methods
 6 online
Semester 2    
NURS5068
Clinical Trials in Practice
 6 online
CLTR5007
Statistical Principles & Clinical Trials
 6 online
Year 2
UoS code and name Credit points Delivery Mode
Semester 1    
CLTR5002
Interpretation of Trial Analyses
 6 online
CLTR5003
Leadership and Problem Solving
 6 online
Semester 2    
Elective  6 online
CLTR5008
Research Project (Master capstone)
 6 online