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Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience)

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  • Objectives
    Graduates of the Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience) will:

    * Have a high-level understanding of the major activities involved in planning clinical research methodologies applicable to problems in neurological disease;
    * Have a sound knowledge of the overlap with basic science advances across the neuroscience field and a good understanding of clinical synergies;
    * Have gained insights into the broad "hot topics" in neuroscience research and be able to generate useful discussions and ideas;
    * Be able to analyse and critically appraise the clinical and basic neuroscience literature in a chosen topic of interest;
    * Be able to apply this knowledge through creating new ideas for clinical research projects;
    * Be able to work in teams and effectively communicate clinical research findings;
    * Demonstrate a high level of understanding of various advanced clinical research techniques that have broad application to many areas of neuroscience;
    * Understand clinical research applications of brain imaging techniques;
    * Understand the need for multi-disciplinary integration in clinical research and be able to establish appropriate collaborations across disciplines;
    * Have gained insights into current research applications of these techniques across the various neuroscience disciplines;
    * Be able to develop innovative strategies to investigate clinical neuroscience research questions to pursue in response to particular neurological problems; and
    * Have achieved a level of competency enabling them to create and conduct high quality clinical neuroscience research projects from the original concept through to submission of competitive research proposals.
  • Entry requirements
    People from medical and allied health professions (such as nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists etc) and others with a science-based background and qualifications seeking the opportunity to complete specialist formal training in a specific Clinical Research discipline.
  • Academic Title
    Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience)
  • Course description
    2 subjects worth 12.5 points each

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    360-843  Clinical Neuroscience Research
    Topics covered include: Frontiers in clinical neuroscience research Expert briefings on the current research questions in epilepsy, intellectual disability and autism, stroke and multiple sclerosis Research methods in clinical neurological genetics H...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    360-844  Neuroimaging for Clinical Research
    Topics covered include: Expert briefings on the current research questions in dementias, movement disorders, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Major emphasis on cutting-edge human imaging techniques Cognitive functioning Research techniques in cli...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

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