Clinical Trial Site Coordination

Subject CLRS90022 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

February, Hawthorn - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

In addition to face-to-face teaching time, students should expect to undertake a minimum of 120 hours research, reading, writing assignments and general study to complete this subject successfully.


To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in N01AA, N34AA, or GC-CRCOORD. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.



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Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

In this subject, students will select a minimum of 10 hours of electives depending on their needs plus a compulsory capstone component.

Electives (minimum of 10 hours of teaching).
• Assertiveness in the workplace (7 hours) or Managing and Resolving Conflict (7 hours)
• Fundamentals of project management (7 hours)
• Statistics for non-statisticians (14 hours)
• Managing laboratories in clinical research (14 hours)
• Effective management of GCP issues (3 hours)
• Introduction to pharmacovigilance (3 hours)
• Research ethics and governance (3 hours)

• Coordinating single and multi-centre clinical research more effectively (14 hours)

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this subject will:
• Understand how to effectively coordinate research activities at a clinical research site
• Understand and manage risk at a clinical research site
• Understand the role of project management in good clinical practice
• Be able to provide input in the implementation of clinical research studies within Australia
• Understand the purpose and operational responsibilities of a Clinical Research Associate in maintaining the quality standards defined by Australian legislation and Good Clinical Practice


Assessment for this subject will be based around the individual modules, plus an overall assessment of the content of the two subjects. This will comprise:

• 2,000 word assignments for the electives, with a total contribution of 40% of the marks for the subject.
• 2,000 word assignment for the capstone module, representing 40% of the marks for the subject.
• 1,000 word workplace assignment representing 20% of the marks for the subject.

Each assessment piece is due four weeks after the relevant lecture.

Students must achieve a mark of at least 50% in each of the assessments to achieve a pass grade for this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

All class materials will be provided.

Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
Master of Clinical Research
Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research-Clinical Trials Coordination

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