Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research

  • CRICOS code: 055856G


The Graduate Diploma builds on the fundamentals of clinical research methodology and ethical responsibilities explored in the Graduate Certificate. You'll learn how apply your research through project management and knowledge translation.

You will have the opportunity to undertake advanced study in an elective stream (25 credit points) of your choice. Streams include: clinical trial design, clinical neuroscience and imaging, eHealth and bioinformatics or a small research project in an area of interest.

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Partner organisations

You’ll work with our world-class partner health organisations and research institutions, including:

  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre
  • Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Melbourne Brain Centre
  • Florey Institute of Neuroscience
  • Royal Women’s Hospital
  • St Vincent’s
  • Western Health
  • Northern Health
  • Peter Doherty Institute
  • Epworth Health
  • Austin Health.

Good Clinical Practice accreditation

On completion of the Graduate Certificate (the first year of this course) you will also be accredited with a Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification. The GCP is an internationally accepted standard for the designing, conducting, recording and reporting of clinical trials and mandated within many health organisations for principal investigators on clinical trials.

Course structure

To gain the Graduate Diploma, you must complete five core subjects (adding up to 75 credit points) and 1-2 elective subjects (25 credit points). You can complete the course over one year full-time, or two years part-time.

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