Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Biomedical Research Mgmt)

Course N05BR (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Year and Campus: 2011 - Hawthorn
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 25 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Dr Robert Cowan


Melbourne Consulting and Custom Programs

Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd

Hawthorn VIC 3122

Phone: 9810 3300

Email: mccp.enquiries@mccp.unimelb.edu.au

Course Overview: The Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Biomedical Research Management) is aimed at people from medical and allied health professions (such as nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists etc) and others with a science-based background and qualifications seeking the opportunity to complete specialist formal training in a specific Clinical Research discipline.

Graduates of the Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Biomedical Research Management) will:

  • Have a high level understanding of the major activities involved in planning clinical research projects from start to finish;
  • Have skills in how to develop strategies to manage clinical research projects;
  • Understand the nuances, rationales, policies, risks and benefits of dealing with a variety of project stakeholders;
  • Understand the need to comply with regulatory requirements, the processes to fulfil this and be able to identify potential regulatory and legal pitfalls;
  • Be able to prepare and operate a budget for clinical research projects and adapt the budget to changing circumstances;
  • Understand what is required to develop a business plan for the commercial development of outcomes of clinical research;
  • Have the knowledge and tools for clinical research project implementation, including ongoing review, adaptation and risk management;
  • Be aware of a variety of leading edge developments in the biomedical research field;
  • Have the ability to apply the knowledge acquired in the Biomedical Research Management course to their own practical work situations through applied project work;
  • Have the ability to articulate the knowledge acquired in Biomedical Research Management in an appropriate form including reports and presentations;
  • Have the ability to demonstrate independent critical thought and exhibit superior analytic and problem-solving skills in Biomedical Research Management.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

To satisfy the requirements of the Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Biomedical Research Management), students are required to complete one subject, worth 25 points.

Subject Options:

Core Subject

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Entry Requirements: An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in medicine, an allied health profession, science or social science which is recognised by the University as evidence of adequate preparation for the course plus documented evidence of at least two year's full-time relevant professional work experience or doctoral study in a medical, scientific or allied health environment.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Further Study: On successful completion of the Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Biomedical Research Management) students will be eligible for 25 points credit towards the Graduate Diploma and Masters courses in Clinical Research. The proposals for these awards are currently under development with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
Graduate Attributes:  Respect for truth, intellectual integrity and ethical behaviour,
 Intellectual curiosity and creativity,
 Willingness and ability to use their skills and knowledge for constructive public purposes, and
 An appreciation of the world outside their national, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Professional Accreditation: Na
Generic Skills: n/a
Links to further information: http://www.mccp.unimelb.edu.au/courses/award-courses/specialist-certificate/BRM

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