Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research

Course N12AA (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: 50 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Associate Professor Steve Farish


Melbourne Consulting and Custom Programs

Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd

Hawthorn VIC 3122

Phone: 9810 3300

Course Overview:

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research requires completion of 50 points of coursework, which is achieved by completing all four core subjects.


Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research will have:

  • A comprehensive foundation to methods and rationales of clinical research.
  • A basic understanding of the nomenclature and processes of study designs and analytic methods used in clinical research
  • An understanding of the technical content of their discipline and its relationship to broader social questions
  • A good understanding of the principles of ethical clinical research and of the responsibilities of researchers
  • A knowledge of how to articulate their knowledge in an appropriate form
  • Demonstrated analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Sufficient preparatory knowledge for more detailed study in clinical research at the Diploma level
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research requires completion of 50 points of coursework, which is achieved by completing all four core subjects.

Subject Options: Students must complete all four subjects to be awarded the 50 point degree.
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 one 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:
Further Study: On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research students will be eligible for 50 points credit towards the Graduate Diploma or Masters programs in Clinical Research
Graduate Attributes: Please refer to MCCP website
Professional Accreditation: Na
Generic Skills: n/a
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