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Clinical Research & Trials: Implementation

Qualified professionals are needed for clinical trials positions to meet the needs of rapidly expanding pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The Certificate Program in Clinical Research and Trials will provide the core competencies and skills needed by professionals in the field of clinical trials. The Program will train individuals in administration, coordination, and management of clinical research studies for the development of new drugs, medical devices, and treatment regimens. This certificate is complimentary to the Human Clinical Investigation: Theory.

For additional information please contact:

Office of Admission
(215) 503-4400 

Eleanor Gorman
Assistant Coordinator for Master Programs in the Basic Sciences & Graduate Center Programs
(215) 503-5799

The objectives of this certificate option are:

  • To introduce the roles and responsibilities of investigators and sponsors
  • To educate on the regulations governing clinical research
  • To train for the management of a clinical trial

Who May Attend

Persons with scientific/medical background or experience who are interested in careers in clinical research. Persons who may benefit from University study in this program include study coordinators, clinical trial center staff, physicians, medical directors, biomedical scientists, research scientists, nurses and allied health professionals, statisticians, pharmacists, IRB monitors, and others seeking to enhance or develop their clinical and research skills. Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device industry personnel who desire a career in clinical research may also find this program useful.

Course of Study

Core Courses
GC 625 Drug Development 2 credits
GC 630 Fundamentals of Clinical Trials
(GC 660 is pre-requisite)
3 credits
GC 635

GC 617
Fundamentals of Clinical Trial Management
Management of Pharmaceutical Drug
Development Projects
2 credits

2 credits
GC 660 Statistical Methods of Data Analysis 3 credits
Core Total 10 credits
Select 5 Credits from the Following *
GC 510 Database Design and Management 2 credits
GC 610 Strategic Management: Increasing R&D Productivity by Creating Value 2 credits
GC 617 Management of Pharmaceutical Drug
Development Projects
2 credits
GC 640 Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct 1 credit
GC 650 Economic Analysis of Healthcare Interventions 3 credits
GC 670 Applied Regression Models 2 credits
GC 720 Scientific Writing 2 Credits
Elective Total 5 credits
Certificate Total 15 credits

* Suggested electives. Other courses may be substituted upon approval