Fast track your career in medicine with online postgraduate medical education
In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.
This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.
Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.
About this course
The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research is targeted at medical doctors and allied health professionals and will allow you to acquire the expertise needed to design, develop, lead and conduct clinical trials.
The course is led by the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC), Australia's premier academic clinical trials research organisation and is specifically focused on clinical trials design and research methodology and is offered via distance learning only.
Graduates will gain a solid understanding of clinical trials methodologies underpinning the design of high quality studies, and the knowledge to lead, conduct and appropriately interpret the results of single and multi-centre clinical trials.
This course is offered through our interactive online learning environment, giving you the flexibility to tailor your study schedule around your lifestyle.
All stream specific units are online. You may find however; a couple of electives do have a face-to-face component. These can be avoided depending on your individual preferences.
There are no specialisations for this course.
For academic requirements check the ‘Admission criteria’ section on this page.
Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year
We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, as no applications will be accepted after this time, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.
Semester 1 (March)
Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible as no applications will be accepted after this time, and to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.
Semester 1 (March)
The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials (Research) is made up of 24 credit points and consists of 1-3 years of part-time study. You will undertake four core units of study to qualify for the award of the course.
Explore the Medicine and Health Postgraduate Handbook to learn more about what you will study as part of this degree:
A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research will hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without this qualification who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.
The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research aims to build research capacity through a formal qualification and improve the quality of the conduct of trials. Leading to employment opportunities in clinical trials research, this course is designed to equip graduates with the skills necessary to lead and design clinical trials both nationally and internationally.