Clinical Research Certificate
bc continuing education
The clinical research fieldis a new, stimulating, and innovative career choice. As a result of the recent movement to speed drug and medical device development, the need for scientifically trained professionals - including careers as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA) or a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) - to coordinate research studies has increased.
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the demand for qualified CRA’s and CRC’s is expected to double over the next ten years. Professionals trained for these demanding careers are currently in short supply. Traditionally the preparation for these roles were through on-the-job training with physicians and scientists conducting pharmaceutical research.
Our Clinical Research Certificate Program includes a rigorous curriculum to prepare you for today's competitive marketplace.
Is This Program for You?
These multidisciplinary courses have been designed for professionals interested in moving into the field of pharmaceutical/clinical research. Hospitals and pharmceutical companies seek out nurses or people with a science background for these roles because they have a scientific knowledge base, good interpersonal skills, and experience working with physicians and other nurses.
This course can also serve as a refresher for a professional already working in the field who has never had formal training.
Participants have also used this course as review for certification examination. All topics can be completed in less than two semester.
In order to receive the Clinical Research Certificate, you must complete each section of the three-part program:
- Essentials of Initiating Clinical Research
- Health Care Statistics
- Transitioning into a Career in Clinical Research
This full certificate program provides you with the tools you need to become successful in today's rigorous marketplace. All topics can be completed in less than two semesters. To earn a certificate, a student must:
- Successfully complete all of the required courses within a two year period
- In order to recieve contact hours, participants must attend the course and complete the examinations.
All Continuing Education students are welcome to register for these courses individually.
A full refund (less $50 administrative costs) will be provided if your request is received in writing four weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds can be made thereafter. No shows will receive neither a refund nor transfer credit.