Become an essential member of the clinical research process by learning how to protect patient safety, ensure trial integrity, and manage adherence to research ethics, best practices and regulations.
What is Clinical Research?
Clinical research is an area of healthcare science that focuses on the integrity of medical trials. A clinical research professional is involved in the organization and management of studies conducted across multiple phases to assess the safety and effectiveness of medications, vaccines, devices, diagnostic products and treatment plans.
The field of clinical research is highly regulated by federal, provincial and international legislation and standards. A clinical research professional is adept at interpreting and navigating the regulatory environment and applying these parameters to the successful execution of clinical trials.
What you will learn
In this part-time, six-course certificate, you will learn from instructors who are leaders in the clinical research field and bring years of expertise working in senior roles in major multinational pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms, clinical research organizations (CROs), hospitals and research institutes. Our instructors bring a practical perspective to the curriculum and will prepare you to:
- Understand the stages in setting up clinical trials
- Plan, manage and monitor clinical research and trials
- Adhere to good clinical practice including patient consent, privacy, and data integrity protocols
- Abide by regulations and legislation to ensure that trials are conducted ethically, while upholding scientific research principles
- Demonstrate accuracy and reliability in data collection, management and analysis
In this program, you will apply clinical trial procedures, regulations and best practices through experiential assignments, projects and case studies. You will also advance through the program with the same cohort of peers, allowing you to develop a strong professional network that you can leverage throughout your career.
In our unique Capstone course, you will collaborate to combine all previous learnings in an applied clinical research management simulation. By taking your hands-on experience to the next level, you will be ready to begin your career with confidence and add immediate value to this dynamic industry.
Our accelerated blended study option combines live classes with asynchronous online learning, allowing you to complete much of your course work online on your own schedule, while benefitting from opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates. Balance your commitments, while completing the program faster and earning your certificate in only nine months.