April 2017 | Aibreán 2017

Clinical Research Education

Tue, 18 April 17 20:21

The UCD Clinical Research Centre invites applications for its graduate education programmes on clinical and translational research.  Ireland’s leading clinical research centre, the UCD group offers graduate certificate and masters programmes in clinical research at two of Ireland’s largest acute hospitals, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital.  Programmes open for applications include:

  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research (12 weeks)
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials (Online, 6 months)
  • Masters in Clinical & Translational Research (Full-Time, 12 month)
  • Masters in Clinical & Translational Research (Part-Time, 24 month)

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research

The highly popular Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research is a full-time programme delivered over 12 weeks with the next intake commencing in September 2017.  The 30 ECTS credit programme comprises three modules on clinical trials, data management & biostatistics and clinical trial management. The programme aims to deliver employment ready experts, who will implement clinical research programmes to the highest ethical, regulatory and scientific standards. Graduates will be industry-ready, internationally-mobile and adequately skilled to pursue successful clinical research careers in industry and in academia. Students are taught and assessed in a busy Clinical Research Centre, ensuring students develop practical, employment relevant skills. This unique learning environment allows students to observe high quality clinical research in action while developing their communication and teamwork skills. [X635 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research]

Online Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials

The UCD Clinical Research Centre also offers an online graduate certificate in clinical trials which is delivered part-time over six months.  This innovative training programme in clinical trials is delivered entirely using a virtual learning environment, where the classroom comes to the student no matter where they are in the world.  With lecture content and reading materials made available weekly, course participants can progress through the course at a pace that fits in with their work and other commitments, all the while having constant access to the course tutors through discussion forums and email. This format has enabled students from 19 countries to undertake the programme since its inception in 2016. [X787 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Online]

Master Certificate in Clinical & Translational Research

The UCD Clinical Research Centre also offers both a full-time (12 month) and a part-time (24 month) Masters in Clinical & Translational Research.  The 90 ECTS credit programme is designed for science graduates, medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with an interest in developing careers in clinical investigation.  Based in the UCD Clinical Research Centre at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital, course participants will complete modules in

  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Clinical Trials
  • Clinical & Translational Research
  • Data Management & Biostatistics
  • Clinical Protocol development
  • Clinical Trial Management

Participants will gain significant practical experience of clinical research in action including the development of a clinical trial protocol, experience in critically appraising clinical research, building a trials database, data analysis using SPSS.  Course participants will also complete an internship at the UCD Clinical Research Centre and will complete sample processing and laboratory analysis.

Registration

For more information about the above programmes and to register.

About the UCD Clinical Research Centre

Established in 2006, the UCD Clinical Research Centre is a multi-centre patient-focused facility for clinical and translational research integrated under a single governance within the UCD School of Medicine. It supports the School’s strategic objective of advancing high-quality, impactful investigator-led clinical research and industry trials.  In 2015/2016, the UCD CRC conducted 189 studies with over 6,500 patient contacts and completed in excess of 31,000 biomarker assays.  The first academic clinical research centre to be approved by the Human Products Regulatory Authority, the UCD Clinical Research Centre undertook 15 investigator initiated clinical trials, sponsored by University College Dublin.