The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Design and Management program is designed to provide the students with a sound understanding of the organization and conduct of clinical trials. They will be able to explain and compare the types of testing that will be required to introduce a new drug or device onto market, and describe the relationship of statistical design and hypothesis development to the validity of the trial and the formulation of claims.
Well-structured and managed clinical trials are an important cornerstone in the development of medical products. The development and execution of such trials requires a knowledge of scientific principles and statistical methods, complemented by a solid grounding in bioethical principles underlying the protection of human research subjects.
This program provides a learning environment in which students will analyze the current policies and guidelines under which clinical projects are organized and regulated. Designed to strengthen the statistical, research and project management skills of clinical researchers and their associated clinical team members, students will also explore the trends in policy development relating to human research.
Our accredited graduate certificates develop specialists for high-demand areas within the broader field of regulatory and quality science. Programs are structured so working professionals can take one or two courses per term. Each certificate can stand alone, or you have the option to build upon your coursework and apply it later toward a master’s degree or our doctoral program.
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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Design Curriculum
The USC Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Design and Management requires satisfactory completion of 12 units beyond the baccalaureate degree.
Typically, courses offered by the Department of Regulatory and Quality Science can be taken either in-person or online (within the United States). Upon admission, a course plan will be developed to fit your needs.
Career Opportunities for Clinical Research Design Graduates
The FDA offers employment in more than 30 distinct disciplines, and opportunities within the industry can be even more varied. The following are but a few of the broad range of job categories within regulatory and quality sciences:
- Business development/corporate strategy
- Government affairs and policy
- Research and development
- Clinical trials management
- Risk management
- Quality assurance and control
- Good manufacturing processes
- Quality system regulation
- Domestic and international compliance
- Supply chain management
- Project management
- Drug safety
- Medical writing
- Post-marketing surveillance
- Comparative effectiveness
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Designed for Working Professionals
All courses offered by the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences can be taken online or in-person. Created for working professionals who wish to further their education but cannot travel to traditional classrooms, online students participate in the same classes as students who attend onsite. Lectures can be viewed in real time or at another time.