Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Methods
Course code: 3416 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertClinResMeth ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 2 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Study mode and course location
Off-campus (Alfred Hospital, Melbourne - P/T only)
This course, offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, targets the needs of health professionals who seek training in the methods used to undertake sound clinical research. It provides the guidance through the many stages required for undertaking research, ie from the development of the research question through to the publication of the study results. The emphasis is on a practical approach to clinical research. This course articulates with the Master of Clinical Epidemiology or can lead to the Master of Public Health. Students will be required to complete compulsory block requirements each semester.
By the end of this course, students will be able to: understand the concepts of clinical research, its ethical aspects and principles of good research practice; select the appropriate study design for any given research question; write a research proposal, ethics committee submission and grant application; initiate a research study and appropriately collect the data; and appropriate manage and analyze the research data; and prepare a manuscript for publication.
The course comprises four core units.
Assessment includes written assignments and examinations.
Associate Professor Maximillian de Courten