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About this course
The Graduate Diploma 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 - 31 January of the commencing year
Late applications may be considered subject to availability of places. We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 1 - 15 January of the commencing year
We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.
Semester 1 (February)
The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research is made up of 36 credit points and consists of 1.5-3 years of part-time study. You will undertake six 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 Diploma in Clinical Trials Research will:
(a) hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
(b) have completed the requirements of the embedded Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research from the University of Sydney; or
(c) hold a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Practice from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.
In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications 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 Diploma 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.