The Clinical Research certificate of achievement was developed in response to a growing need in the health industries (pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, research institutes and hospitals) involved in the development of new drugs and therapies. The program is dedicated to training students in conducting clinical trials, specifically, conducting experiments on humans with new drugs/therapies before these are introduced to the market.
All courses in the program have an international focus for the following reasons:
a. Most companies conduct international clinical trials.
b. Current clinical processes in most countries are based on international guidelines.
c. Our program recruits students from around the world.
The Clinical Research program provides graduates with the specialized knowledge and skills required to design, monitor and manage clinical trials. Our students develop the foundations of a career as a clinical research professional through courses on the drug development process; regulations, guidelines and standards; research methodology and biostatistics; clinical trial organization, monitoring and documentation; and project management.
The significant growth rate of research and development investment in the pharmaceutical, biologics and medical devices industries has helped to create new career opportunities in clinical research. Growing regulatory demands, technological and scientific advancements, new treatment modalities and an increasingly competitive environment have also accelerated the demand for trained clinical research professionals. The North American industry seeks employees with professional knowledge or experience. This program, in addition to your science degree, will make you competitive in the market. Our graduates work for Apotex, AstraZeneca, GSK, Sanofi-Aventis, Bayer, Jannsen-Ortho, MDS, Endpoint and many others.
- A Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Health Science, Pharmacy, some areas in Life Sciences or a related field
- Applicants must submit a detailed resumé describing their background (academic and experience) and cover letter with their understanding of the field of clinical research and what they would bring to the field
- Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview