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Clinical Research

Credential: Ontario Graduate CertificateProgram Code: 07681Length: 3 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 5 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in health science, pharmacy, some area in life sciences or a related field.

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

  • Resume

  • Applicants must submit a detailed resume including education, work, and/or volunteer experience. Excellent resumes contain experiences that are relevant to the subject of interest. The resume itself should be well organized and easy to follow. Standard Canadian spelling and grammar should be used.

  • Video Introduction

  • Applicants must submit a 3-5 minute video introduction outlining their interest in this field of study. The video should express why the applicant has an interest in clinical research specifically in Humber College’s Clinical Research graduate certificate program.

    Expectations for Video Introduction

    The video should include the use of clear and concise language that uses appropriate pace, tone, and projection of voice. Hand gestures should be kept to a minimum and when they are used, should add to the presentation style rather than distract. The video must be within the time allowed.

    The video should contain a clear and compelling rationale for the applicant’s interest in the subject. A specific rationale for wanting to study at Humber College should be included and will demonstrate an understanding of the demands of the graduate certificate.

    Submission Instructions

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for three semesters was:

  • domestic: $7,576.53
  • international: N/A

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,525.51N/A
Tuition$2,065.73N/A
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78N/A
Lab/Materials$0.00N/A
Co-op/Placement$0.00N/A

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,525.51N/A
Tuition$2,065.73N/A
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78N/A
Lab/Materials$0.00N/A
Co-op/Placement$0.00N/A

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,525.51N/A
Tuition$2,065.73N/A
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78N/A
Lab/Materials$0.00N/A
Co-op/Placement$0.00N/A

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Mojgan Rezvani, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5253
mojgan.rezvani@humber.ca

healthsciences.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Humber’s Clinical Research graduate certificate program focuses on developing the concepts, skills and techniques required to work in the clinical research field. You will gain knowledge and skills in the planning and management of clinical research including practices related to the organization, execution and monitoring of clinical trials. You will learn clinical trial protocol development as part of the principles and processes of clinical trial design.

There is a focus on maintaining good clinical practice (GCP) as presented by the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), and the importance of data collection, analysis, recording, and auditing - ensuring that clinical trial data are credible and accurate. You will become familiar with the many regulations and guidelines established to ensure trials are conducted ethically and in ways that respects the rights of clinical trial participants, while ensuring the execution of robust scientific research.

Teamwork and communication skills are emphasized throughout the program and you will acquire the necessary technological skills to assist with data management specific to the field.

Note: Due to a limited number of seats, this program is available only to domestic applicants.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Perform the duties of a clinical research professional, as part of a project team, at all phases of the product/treatment development and post-market processes.
  • Consider political, social, and economic factors when making decisions related to clinical research practices in order to plan responses for potentially challenging and complex outcomes.
  • Analyze clinical research processes and products from multiple perspectives to identify potential impacts on industry.
  • Synthesize scientific, regulatory, and business information from various sources to prepare effective clinical research documents.
  • Maintain ethical, legal, regulatory, and professional standards associated with clinical research.
  • Create a clinical development plan for a novel therapeutic product.
  • Evaluate clinical research practices according to recognized Quality Assurance Process.
  • Integrate effective technology and record-keeping practices within all stages of clinical research and post marketing processes to ensure compliance with research approvals and professional and ethical standards of practice.
  • Adhere to the principles and practices of specific Standard Operating Procedures to prepare and manage documentation and data in compliance with approved protocols.
  • Prepare and critique submissions for clinical trials and marketing approvals that meet regulatory and industry requirements.
  • Apply critical analysis, problem solving, and project management skills to recognize and respond to complex clinical research challenges.
  • Engage in knowledge translation to contribute to the advancement of the health care industry.
  • Collaborate with study participants, research teams, and regulatory and business professionals to contribute to high quality clinical research processes.


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Work Placement

Following two online academic semesters, students complete a three-month work placement that provides opportunities to apply and integrate theoretical knowledge and skills into real-world work settings. Placements are conducted in a wide range of organizations such as pharmaceutical, Natural Health Products (NHP), medical device and biotechnology companies, as well as contract research organizations, hospitals, government agencies/departments and scientific institutions. We support students in finding work placements.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2019OnlineOpenNot Available

The Humber Advantage

Industry Recognition

Every year our program receives excellent feedback from the industry regarding the professional preparation of the graduates and the content of the program; our graduates are an important resource for the health care industry.  This is an outcome of our ongoing efforts to ensure that students have a solid science, medical, and clinical research knowledge.

An Education High Demand

The pharmaceutical industry is facing constant development. As society is aging more focus is being given to the development of new drugs and the improvement of health care. The comprehensive training we provide, combined with previous degrees and work experience, make our students highly marketable.

Clinical Trials

Clinical research involves human studies where products are tested in multiple phases to assess if they are safe and efficacious. Clinical research is a necessary step (ethical and regulatory) in the development of new therapeutic/diagnostic products.

Your Career

Our graduates typically pursue careers in the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology industries and/or at hospitals and research institutes. Their work may help lead to the development of new treatments and therapeutic approaches to enhance quality of life.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.