Develop a career in clinical trials in the pharmaceutical, medical device or academic sectors as a clinical trialist, data manager, quality manager, project manager, clinical research nurse, research associate or pharmacovigilance associate with experts in the HRB Clinical Research Facility, UCC. This Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Trials is a wholly online, part-time course designed for the working professional. Students can expect to dedicate up to 20 hours per week. Study areas include the fundamentals of clinical trials, clinical trial design and analysis, ethics, data management and quality in clinical trials. On successful completion of these three 10-credit modules, students should be capable of designing and running a simple clinical trial. Experienced clinical trialists, who bring practical application to teaching, coordinate and teach the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trials. Join us on our exciting journey improving clinical trial methodology and patient focused research to advance the health of our citizens.
Students of the Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Trials can expect to devote up to 20 hours/week to the course. A guide per 10-credit module is:
80hr(s) directed study (online self-directed learning);
40hr(s) directed study (online moderated activities);
40hr(s) other (written assignment reflection and development (submitted online));
40hr(s) other (reading and reflective practice).
Assessments can be expected to comprise of discussion fora, individual project and other online assessments. Each 10-credit module comprises continuous assessment 200 marks, divided as follows: Online activities 120 marks; and Written Assignment(s) 80 marks. The compulsory elements are continuous assessment, online participation in discussions and written assignment.
This Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Trials is designed to give a competitive advantage for those wishing to pursue a career in clinical trials in the pharmaceutical, medical device or academic sectors. It is the first such course in Ireland and is provided by the HRB Clinical Research Facility at UCC, a world class centre of excellence, with experts in clinical trial design and analysis. The PG Certificate Clinical Trials provides a pathway for progression to Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Trials and ultimately a MSc Clinical trials, and is the only course designed and paced for the working professional. With three 10-week semesters, a week in the middle and end to catch up and complete work, this learning experience is for the busy you. Physicians, nurses, dentists, managers, scientists, health scientists, food scientists and workers in the allied health professions are encouraged to apply. Experienced clinical trialists, who bring practical application to teaching, coordinate and teach the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trials. Clinical trials is a rapidly expanding discipline with exciting new job opportunities in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, e.g. data manager, clinical research associate, clinical research nurse, project manager, trial monitor, regulatory affairs associate, pharmacovigilance associate etc. Join us on our exciting journey promoting clinical trials and patient focused research to improve the health of our citizens.