Clinical Research (2015/16 Program)

Program Code: 
Program Length: 

Three semesters, beginning in September

Contact Information: 

Juliet Messam
Program assistant
416.675.6622 ext. 4376

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• A Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Health Science, Pharmacy, some areas in Life Sciences or a related field.

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program. Applicants will receive further instructions for the submission of secondary requirements following application. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Secondary Admission Requirements: 

The 2015/2016 fee for three semesters is
– domestic $7,160.10
– international $21,912.50.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first three semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change. Refer to our detailed fee information.

Our Program

Humber’s one-year Clinical Research graduate certificate program focuses on developing the concepts, skills and techniques required to work in the clinical research field. You will gain knowledge and skills in the planning and management of clinical research, including practices related to the organization, execution and monitoring of clinical trials. You will learn clinical trial protocol development as part of the principles and processes of clinical trial design.

There is a focus on maintaining good clinical practice (GCP), as presented by the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), and the importance of data collection, analysis, recording, and auditing, for ensuring that clinical trial data are credible and accurate. You will become familiar with the many regulations and guidelines established to ensure trials are conducted ethically, in a way that respects the rights of clinical trial participants, and ensures that robust scientific research is done. Teamwork and communication skills are emphasized and you will acquire information technology skills that assist communication and data management specific to the field.

Following two academic course-based semesters, students complete a three-month placement that provides opportunities to apply and integrate theoretical knowledge and skills into real-world work settings. Most placements are in the following sectors: pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device organizations, government agencies or hospitals.

Your Career

Our graduates typically pursue careers in the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology industries or at hospitals and research institutes. Their work contributes to the development of new treatments and therapeutic approaches to disease. 

List of Courses
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name
CLIN 5200 Introduction to Clinical Research
CLIN 5210 ICH and Legislation Governing Clinical Research
CLIN 5220 Interpersonal Skills
CLIN 5230 Clinical Laboratory Procedures
CLIN 5240 Pharmacology
CLIN 5250 Physiology and Pathophysiology
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name
CLIN 5400 Internship
CLIN 5410 Integrative Seminar