Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Oncology)

Course N05ON (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Year and Campus: 2012 - Parkville
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.


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School of Melbourne Custom Programs

Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd

Hawthorn VIC 3122

Phone: 03 9810 3245

Email: clinical.research@commercial.unimelb.edu.au

Course Overview:

Clinical research in oncology is an enormous field that integrates the efforts of a broad multi-disciplinary team; including medical, nursing, allied health, laboratory and other professionals. The Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Oncology) has been designed to bring together this multi-disciplinary group to give them a better understanding of all types of research conducted in oncology as well as provide an understanding of the essential components and features of successful research activities and research careers.


Students will gain an understanding of the breath of research in oncology and the range of career opportunities. They will be presented with some of the ethical and legal considerations relevant to clinical research in oncology. They will learn of the many different outcomes assessed by oncology clinical trials, including how and why these might differ from other disciplines. Students will gain an appreciation of how to develop a research proposal/study protocol and will develop skills in critically appraising presentations and publications concerning oncology research. Students will also be exposed to many of the current active areas of research in clinical oncology research.

Course Structure & Available Subjects:

To satisfy the requirements of the Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Oncology), students are required to complete one, 25 point subject.

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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 the equivalent of one year’s full-time relevant professional work experience 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 (Oncology) students will be eligible for 25 points credit towards the Graduate Diploma and Masters courses in Clinical Research.

Graduate Attributes:

Please refer to the website.

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Links to further information: http://www.mccp.unimelb.edu.au/courses/award-courses/specialist-certificate/oncology

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