Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research

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  • Academic title
    Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
  • Course description
    This course provides individuals from medical and allied health professions (such as nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists etc) and others with a science-based background and qualifications the opportunity to complete advanced formal training in Clinical Research.

    Consequently, students will have the opportunity to build a comprehensive range of skills in the general area of clinical research through the Graduate Certificate, higher-level theoretical skills in a relevant clinical speciality through the Graduate Diploma and applied skills in a relevant area of clinical speciality if they progress through to the Masters award.


    Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research will possess:

        * A comprehensive understanding of the broad area of clinical research and issues associated with good clinical practice, ethics and regulations, as well as analytical and project and team management techniques,
        * A comprehensive foundation in the methods and rationales of clinical research in a relevant clinical research speciality area,
        * The ability to acquire knowledge about clinical research,
        * High level analytic and problem solving skills using techniques acquired during the course,
        * A theoretical understanding of what needs to be done to apply this knowledge in the work environment,
        * Report writing skills in the general clinical research area and presentation skills in an area of relevant clinical speciality, and
        * Sufficient preparatory knowledge for more detailed study in clinical research at the Masters level.

    Course Structure & Available Subjects:  

     To satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research, students must complete a total of 100 points.

    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 and an explanation of why the course is to be undertaken (up to 300 words in length).

    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.

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