The Graduate Programs in Clinical Research have been designed to provide graduates with medical, biomedical, nursing and allied health backgrounds the opportunity to advance their clinical research skills and capabilities. The nested award suite provides a flexible program of study, allowing participants to develop and hone their research skills.

Participants can progress from the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research and move to the Graduate Diploma and finally the Master of Clinical Research, with the flexibility of continuing or exiting with an award at any of these stages.

Our award courses are offered as both part-time and full-time study. Those interested in full-time study can enrol directly in the Graduate Diploma or Master awards making them available to international participants.  Those who complete the Master of Clinical Research will have satisfied the 25 point research pathway to PhD admission.

Course Description

Learn the fundamentals required to undertake clinical research at one of the world’s premier research universities. Our Graduate Certificate of Clinical Research will provide you with broad research skills applied in a clinical context.

Over the course of our one-year program, you will learn how to design a clinical research study including quantitative and qualitative methodology, evaluation of research literature, statistical analysis and ethics in clinical research. With teaching from some of the finest clinical researchers, you will develop a broad understanding of clinical research and what constitutes good clinical research practice.

Designed for health professionals from a variety of clinical disciplines, the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research provides a pathway to ongoing study through the nested award program. 

Learning outcomes

  • Learn practical skills for the research in the clinical setting
  • Gain a broad understanding of clinical research practice
  • Understand the ethical principles behind clinical research
  • Learn how to construct well designed research questions
  • Advance your career with pathways through to our Graduate Diploma and Masters level programs 
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