GradCert Clinical & Translational Research
Academic Year 2020/2021
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)
The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials 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 by experts from the Clinical Research Centre, ensuring students have the opportunity to develop employment relevant knowledge and skills.
The online learning environment allows you to study in your own location, while providing you with constant access to the tutors at the UCD Clinical Research Centre through discussion forums and regular email contact.
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.
Curricular information is subject to change.
Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
Applicants must possess a level 8 degree or equivalent in any Science, Health Science, or a related discipline.
Applicants will be assessed for entry to the programme based on undergraduate performance and final degree award.
Subject to availability, consideration will be given to graduates of non- science degrees who have subsequent postgraduate experience.
This innovative training programme in clinical trials is delivered entirely using a virtual learning environment, where the classroom comes to you. With lecture content and reading materials made available weekly – you can progress through the course at a pace that fits in with your work and other commitments, all the while having constant access to the course tutors through discussion forums and email. This format has enabled students from 19 countries to pass through the programme to date.
To complete the UCD Grad Cert in Clinical Research you will:
Participate in 23 weeks of Study
Earn 30 ECTS credits
Complete 3 different modules
Successfully pass all assessments and examinations