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Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research

Program Overview

Welcome to Evergreen College West Campus’s Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research – your gateway to a rewarding career in the healthcare industry. This program is designed for international students seeking to make a meaningful impact in the field of clinical research. Throughout the curriculum, you will acquire the essential skills and knowledge needed to contribute to advancements in healthcare through rigorous research

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Career Opportunities

Upon completing the Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research, a world of opportunities awaits you. Your expertise will be sought after in roles such as: Clinical Research Coordinator Research Assistant Clinical Data Manager Regulatory Affairs Specialist Clinical Trial Associate Medical Writer

Course Timeline

55 weeksTotal hours: 1040
Theory: 560 hrsPlacement: 480 hrs

Admission Requirements

  • To embark on this transformative journey, international students must meet the following admission requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree: A recognized bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in any field is considered. However, applicants with degrees in life sciences, healthcare, or related disciplines (e.g., biology, chemistry, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, public health) are strongly encouraged to apply, as their previous coursework provides a strong foundation for the program’s scientific and methodological aspects.
    • Minimum GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is generally required. However, the specific GPA requirement may vary slightly depending on the applicant’s bachelor’s degree field and academic performance.
    • English proficiency: All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency through standardized tests like TOEFL or IELTS. For TOEFL, a minimum score of 80 on the iBT is typically required, with at least 20 in each section. For IELTS, a minimum overall band score of 6.5 is generally expected, with no band below 6.0. Alternative tests like PTE or Duolingo may also be accepted under certain conditions.
    • Work experience: While not mandatory, prior work experience in research, healthcare, or related fields is highly valued. Such experience can provide valuable practical skills and insights relevant to the program’s curriculum and internship placements.
    • Additional application materials: In addition to the standard application form and transcripts, applicants are required to submit:
      • Two letters of recommendation: One academic letter from a former professor or instructor, and one professional letter from an employer or supervisor familiar with the applicant’s work ethic and abilities.
      • Personal statement: A well-written personal statement explaining the applicant’s motivations for pursuing the program, their career aspirations in clinical research, and any relevant skills or experiences they bring to the table.
      • Research proposal (optional): For applicants with prior research experience, a brief research proposal outlining a potential area of interest for their internship project can be submitted to demonstrate their research aptitude and initiative.
    • Application deadlines: Applications for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research program are accepted throughout the year, with specific deadlines for each intake semester. Early application is encouraged to ensure timely review and consideration. Please refer to our website or contact the admissions office for the latest deadline information.
    • Financial aid and scholarships: Evergreen College West Campus offers various financial aid options and scholarships for international students, including merit-based scholarships specifically for Post-Graduate Diploma programs. We encourage you to explore our financial aid website or contact our student financial services office for detailed information and eligibility requirements.

Placement Requirements

The program includes a valuable placement component, providing hands-on experience in clinical research settings. Our placement team collaborates with industry partners to secure enriching opportunities, allowing you to apply your knowledge in a real-world context.

  • Attend career workshops and seminars.
  • Develop a strong resume and cover letter.
  • Actively participate in internship search and interview processes.

Graduation Requirements

  • Academic Performance: Successful completion of all required courses with a minimum grade of [specified grade]. And Maintaining a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of [specified GPA] throughout the program.
  • Clinical Research Project: Completion and presentation of an original clinical research project under the guidance of a faculty advisor. And Demonstration of critical thinking, research methodology, and effective communication skills.
  • Internship Evaluation: Satisfactory performance during the mandatory internship or placement, as evaluated by both the industry mentor and the program coordinator.
  • Ethical Standards: Adherence to ethical guidelines and principles in all aspects of clinical research, as outlined by the program and relevant regulatory bodies.
  • Professional Development: Participation in professional development activities, such as seminars, workshops, and conferences related to clinical research.
  • Comprehensive Examination: Successful completion of a comprehensive examination covering key concepts and skills acquired throughout the program.
  • Submission of Required Documents: Submission of all necessary documents, including the clinical research project report, internship evaluations, and any other documentation specified by the program.
  • Financial Clearance: Settlement of all financial obligations to the university, ensuring a clear financial record.

What You Will Learn

  • Clinical Research Design and Methodology: Understand the different types of clinical research, study design principles, and ethical considerations.
  • Biostatistics and Data Analysis: Master statistical tools and techniques to analyze and interpret clinical research data.
  • Regulatory Affairs: Learn about the regulatory framework governing clinical research and drug development.
  • Clinical Trial Management: Gain practical knowledge of all stages of clinical trials, from study initiation to data collection and reporting.

Scientific Communication: Develop effective communication skills to write scientific reports, present research findings, and interact with healthcare professionals.

Job finding workshops

Evergreen College West Campus provides comprehensive career support, including:

  • Resume and cover letter writing workshops
  • Interview preparation sessions
  • Networking events
  • Career counseling