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The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research aims to develop employment ready experts, who will implement clinical research programmes to the highest ethical, regulatory and scientific standards. Our graduates will be industry ready, internationally mobile and adequately skilled to pursue successful clinical research careers.

Students are taught and assessed in a busy Clinical Research Centre, ensuring students have the opportunity to develop practical, employment relevant skills. This unique learning environment allows students to observe high quality clinical research in action while developing their communication and teamwork skills.

Designed for science graduates seeking employment in the fast growing clinical research industry

Delivers course content in an intensive, 12-week period, including one week internship at ICON plc.
- Equips graduates with recognised competitive advantage.
- Based at the UCD Clinical Research Centre.

​On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research students will be able to
-Understand the key activities to be undertaken to ensure successful clinical trial initiation and management.
-Comprehend clinical trial regulations and appreciate the importance, practical use and evolution of these regulations.
-Participate in programmes of clinical research that comply with the highest national and international legal, regulatory and scientific standards.
-Be familiar with the documents required to be compiled for an ethics & regulatory clinical trial application & appreciate the important of quality system and SOPS.
-Appraise, evaluate and enhance clinical research protocols, ensuring the highest quality research outputs.
-Possess excellent communication and presentation skills, appropriate to the multidisciplinary clinical research environment.
-Collaborate with patients, academic partners and industry to complete clinical research programmes.
-Commit to continuous lifelong learning and further diffusion of their clinical research expertise

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

If you are interested in being part of teams that focus on innovative patient focused research, this programme is for you.

Led by Dr Peter Doran, Director of the UCD Clinical Research Centre, this programme is designed for recent science graduates, who wish to gain a competitive employment advantage in order to pursue a career in bio/pharmaceutical research, biotechnology or within the medical device sector.

Programme Outcomes:
-Understand the key activities to be undertaken to ensure successful clinical trial initiation and management.
-Comprehend clinical trial regulations and appreciate the importance, practical use and evolution of these regulations.
-Participate in programmes of clinical research that comply with the highest national and international legal, regulatory and scientific standards.
-Be familiar with the documents required to be compiled for an ethics & regulatory clinical trial application & appreciate the important of quality system and SOPS.
-Appraise, evaluate and enhance clinical research protocols, ensuring the highest quality research outputs.
-Possess excellent communication and presentation skills, appropriate to the multidisciplinary clinical research environment.
-Collaborate with patients, academic partners and industry to complete clinical research programmes.
-Commit to continuous lifelong learning and further diffusion of their clinical research expertise.

Entry requirements

Essential Criteria
Applicants must possess a Level 8 degree or equivalent in any science subject.

Assessment for Entry
Applicants will be assessed for entry to the programme based on the following criteria:
Undergraduate performance and final degree award

Selection
Subject to a large volume of applicants meeting the essential and preferred criteria, random selection may apply
Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview

More Information
Subject to availability, consideration will be given to graduates of non-science degrees who have subsequent postgraduate experience.
As the clinical research industry is global, demonstrated proficiency in another language may be considered positively.

Duration

4 Months Full Time

Number of credits

30

Careers or further progression

Upon completion of this course you will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in clinical research. Recent graduates have found employment in the Pharmaceutical, Clinical Research and academic sectors.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Denise Gosling
Contact Number: 353 1 716 4504

Subjects taught

To complete the UCD Grad Cert in Clinical Research you will need to successfully complete the following 3 modules, to generate 30 ECTS credits
Clinical trials
Data Management & Biostatistics
Clinical Trial Management

Comment

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research (Semester 1 Full Time) aims to develop employment ready experts, who will implement clinical research programmes to the highest ethical, regulatory and scientific standards. Our graduates will be industry ready, internationally mobile and adequately skilled to pursue successful clinical research careers. Students are taught and assessed in a busy Clinical Research Centre using a comprehensive programme of hands on practical experience and classroom-based learning ensuring students have the opportunity to develop practical, employment relevant skills. Student assessment is focused on evaluating practical as well as theoretical skills and knowledge This unique learning environment allows students to observe high quality clinical research in action while developing their communication and teamwork skills.

The MSc in Clinical and Translational Research aims to train the next generation of investigators who will lead cutting edge clinical research into the future. We value high quality clinical research as the means to ensure novel interventions are developed to improve patient's lives. We deliver our programmes in an active Clinical Research Centre, thereby ensuring students are taught by and gain experience alongside expert staff and internationally renowned investigators. A comprehensive programme of hands on practical experience is a core element of the programme complementing classroom based learning. Student assessment is focused on evaluating practical as well as theoretical skills and knowledge. This unique learning environment exposes students to high quality clinical research.

Assessment method

Examinations are by MCQ, projects, presentations, and practical examinations. There will also be continual assessment throughout the course.

Application date

Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Course fee

GradCert Clinical & Translational Research (X635) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 3750
non-EU fee per year - € 3750

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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