|Area of Study||Type of Course||Level of Study|
|Clinical Research||Award||Graduate Diploma|
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
|Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science (MDHS),|
School of Health Sciences
Background Clinical Research is fundamental to advancing our understanding of human disease to aid in the prevention and treatment of illness and for the promotion of good health.
The Graduate Programs in Clinical Research were established to provide a professional and structured clinical research training program for biomedical science graduates and health professionals, with an emphasis on applying research within a clinical context.
|The Graduate Diploma builds on the fundamentals of clinical research methodology and ethical responsibilities delivered as part of the Graduate Certificate, by teaching participants how to manage and apply their research through project management and knowledge translation. Participants also have the opportunity to undertake advanced study in an elective stream (25 credit points) of their choice - clinical oncology, clinical neuroscience and imaging, eHealth/bioinformatics, advanced clinical trial methodology or a project in clinical research.|
|The Graduate Diploma is a 100 credit point award taken over 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.|
Each of our core subjects is delivered in an intensive workshop and seminar format supported by online content before and after delivery days. Intensive teaching periods for each subject range from 2-5 days. The elective streams each have different delivery and time commitments depending on the subject. The handbook entry for each subject is the most up to date information for these
Who Should Apply
|Our program is designed for clinicians and health professionals from a broad range of clinical disciplines including graduates with biomedical, medical, nursing, allied health, health science and social science backgrounds who are currently involved in or seek a career in clinical research.|
The Graduate Diploma and Master of Clinical Research are CRICOS registered and open to international students who would like to study and live in Australia full-time whilst completing the award.
This award is made up of 75 points of core subjects (4 of which are delivered as part of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching) and 25 points of electives.
The first four core subjects are delivered as part of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research.
ONLINE SEMESTER 1 & 2
MEDI90019 Clinical Research Project (25 points)
Pathways to Further Study
The Graduate Programs in Clinical Research have been designed as a nested award suite. 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 or full-time study, those interested in full-time study can enrol directly in the Graduate Diploma or Master awards.
Please also note: graduates of the Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research in either Oncology or Neuroscience can have these awards credited as an elective towards the Graduate Diploma or Master awards. Those with a Specialist Certificate are encouraged to complete the remaining core subjects to earn the full award.
|Each subject is formally assessed to meet the requirements of University accreditation. Assessment is designed to be practical and relevant to industry professionals.|
|CRICOS Code 055856G|
Academic and Teaching Team
|Dr Justin Bilszta and Dr Anita Horvath - Course Coordinators, Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne.|
Associate Professor Vijaya Sundararajan - Subject Coordinator, Principles of Clinical Research & Study Design in Clinical Research.
Dr Charles Malpas - Subject coordinator, Data Analysis in Clinical Research.
We also partner with a number of research leaders and experts within the University and across health organisations to deliver our program. Partners include:
The PeterMacCallum Cancer Centre, the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH), the Melbourne Clinical and Translational Science Platform (MCATS), The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.
To be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
Applicants are required to satisfy the university English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Fees in 2018 are $24,168 for local students and $30,000 for international students.
Fees include tuition, course materials and access to on-line resources and catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) during intensive delivery of subjects.
As enrolled students of the University of Melbourne, students have access to a range of facilities and amenities provided by the University of Melbourne.
|FEE-HELP is a loan from the Australian Government to cover tuition fees and is available to Australian Citizens only.|
|Applications will open 30 September 2017. Please submit an enquiry to be kept informed of key dates|
Delivery Dates and Times
|The University of Melbourne, Parkville campus|
How to Apply
To apply, you will need to complete an online form (available in September) and attach the following supporting documentation:
Please complete an Expression of Interest form via the Enquire Now button below and we will keep you updated when applications open.
Related Courses and Subjects
|Please note the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Research is made up of 25 credit points of electives. Both the Specialist Certificate of Clinical Research in Neuroscience, and Oncology, can be taken as elective components of the Graduate Diploma award. As such any prior graduates of these Specialist Certificates can graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research on completion of the 5 remaining core subjects.|
Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience)
Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Oncology )
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research
Masters of Clinical Research (2018)
The University of Melbourne
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