This Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Trials is suitable for those wishing to pursue a career in clinical trials in the pharmaceutical, medical device or academic sectors. It is a wholly online, part-time course designed for the working professional. Students can expect to dedicate a minimum of 20 hours per week. Study areas include advanced clinical trial design and analysis, regulated clinical trials and pharmacovigilance and management of multicentre studies. On successful completion of these three 10-credit modules, students should be capable of designing and running a multicentre clinical trial.
Students of the Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Trials can expect to devote a minimum of 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). Students will be expected to log-in to Canvas, the virtual learning environment, on a daily basis.
Why Choose This Course
This Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Trials is an online course 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 providing a pathway for progression to a MSc Clinical Trials. Clinical Trialists, with experience designing, analysing and conducting multicentre, multinational clinical trials, and who bring practical application to teaching (integrating design and analysis of clinical trials), coordinate and teach the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trials. The programme is endorsed by the HRB Trials Methodology Research Network. With three 10-week semesters, a week in the middle with no new taught material, this learning experience is designed for busy professionals. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, managers, scientists, health scientists, food scientists and workers in the allied health professions are encouraged to apply. 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.