Professional Certificate in Clinical Research

Course N28AA (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.


Associate Professor Stephen Farish


Melbourne Consulting and Custom Programs

Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd

Hawthorn VIC 3122

Phone: 03) 9810 3185

Course Overview:

The Professional Certificate award is an introductory postgraduate award that enables a small commitment to study, and a pathway to pursue more significant postgraduate study at a later date.

Full credit for completion of the Professional Certificate is given into the next level of award, that is, the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research.


Graduates of the Professional Certificate in Clinical Research will have:

  • An introduction to some of the 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 ability to articulate their knowledge in an appropriate form
  • An appreciation of how to create and acquire knowledge within their discipline
Course Structure & Available Subjects: The Professional Certificate requires completion of 25 points of coursework, which is equivalent to two of the subjects listed below, one of which must be Clinical Research Context and Practice.
Subject Options: Students must complete 2, 12.5 subjects and once of those must be Clinical Research: Context and Practices.
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 Professional Certificate in Clinical Research students will be eligible for 25 points credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research
Graduate Attributes: Please refer to MCCP.
Professional Accreditation: NA
Generic Skills: Please refer to
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