Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research-Clinical Trials Coordination

Course GC-CRCOORD (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Year and Campus: 2013 - 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.


Professor Peter Ebeling


School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Level 3, 442 Auburn Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Phone - 03 9810 3245
Email - postgrad@commercial.unimelb.edu.au

Course Overview:

This course will provide full credit into the Graduate Diploma and Masters courses in Clinical Research currently offered by MCCP with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.


The objectives of the course are to:
• Integrate specific skills training with advanced training in the management of clinical research studies.
• Improve the ability of graduates to undertake site coordination roles in clinical research activities.
• Develop competence in setting up a clinical trial and coordinating clinical research activities
• To provide an integrated award course where classroom learning can be applied and assessed in a workplace context

Course Structure & Available Subjects:

To satisfy the requirements of the Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Clinical Trial Coordination), students must successfully complete the two compulsory subjects, including a work-based assessment (a total of 25 points) to be awarded the degree.

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Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements for the course are:
• An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in medicine, nursing, an allied health profession, science or social science which is recognised by the University as evidence of adequate preparation for the course.
• Documented evidence of at least 6 months full-time relevant professional work experience
• Currently employed in a relevant field such as; medicine, nursing or allied health.
• Current eligible full member of ARCS Australia Ltd

This award has been developed for students that already have an introductory understanding of clinical research trials. The entry requirements reflect this expectation of the assumed basic skills and knowledge for students enrolling in this course.

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:

This course will provide full credit into the Graduate Diploma and Masters courses in Clinical Research currently offered by MCCP with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Graduate Attributes:

Graduates of this course will be expected to demonstrate many of the attributes of the Melbourne graduate.
• Academic excellence will be achieved through a demonstration of their depth of knowledge and their ability to apply their specialist skills in clinical research.
• Cross-discipline knowledge will be achieved by the breadth of the subject matter and the integration of this knowledge in assessment activities.
• They will be preparing to become leaders in their field through the application of the knowledge gained from the course and through its application in their workplace.
• Managing cultural diversity is a key attribute for clinical researchers who deal with research in advantaged and disadvantaged communities. This course will provide additional knowledge and skills for effectively understanding and managing cultural diversity.
• Clinical research is a global research endeavor and frequently, research studies cross national borders. This course will better prepare the graduates to be an important contributor to this global activity.

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Links to further information: www.mccp.unimelb.edu.au

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