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.