WSQ Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research

The WSQ Graduate Diploma incorporates an in-depth analysis of Research Method and further exploration of the governance of clinical research.

About Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ)

The Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a national credentialing system. It trains, develops, assesses and recognises individuals for the key competencies that companies look for in potential employees.
WSQ is based on national standards developed by WDA in collaboration with various industries comprising industry sectoral frameworks which serve to:

  • Professionalise the industry, particularly where recognition of Continuing Education and Training (CET) qualifications are lacking
  • Improve labour mobility allowing companies in growing industries to easily recruit workers with the necessary skills whilst improving opportunities for workers to enter these industries.

The WSQ system is designed to be a practical, accessible and affordable launching pad for individuals to take charge of their own careers and advancement. It is also a powerful business tool for employers to access and maintain a skilled workforce as it enhances their competitive edge and advancing their businesses.

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Course Duration

For local students: 4 months. (Part time)
(3 hour lesson/day, 1 day/week)

Course Structure

There are a total of 7 modules on WSQ Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research.

Course Module and Synopsis

1. Apply privacy legislation and data protection in clinical trials

In this module you will identify and appraise Privacy provision in Singapore, appraise Data Privacy in Clinical trials and identify and appraise Commercial Confidentiality in Clinical Trials.

2. Manage insurance and indemnification

In this module you will identify and appraise Insurance in Clinical Trials, identify and appraise Indemnification in Clinical Trials and evaluate the importance of insurance and indemnification in Clinical Trials.

3. Manage pharamacovigilance activities

In this module you will identify and appraise Pharmacovigilance process, monitor activities in relation to Pharmacovigilanc and describe roles and responsibilities in Pharmacovigilance process.

4. Select appropriate research design for clinical trials

In this module you will formulate a search for appropriate research design for clinical trials, conduct a search for appropriate research design for clinical trials and evaluate the literature on appropriate research design for clinical trials and document and apply this to practice.

5. Formulate research problems into empirically testable hypotheses

In this module you will formulate search for Formulating Research Problems into Empirically Testable Hypotheses, conduct search for Formulating Research Problems into Empirically Testable Hypotheses and evaluate the evidence gathered on Formulating Research Problems into Empirically Testable Hypotheses and document how this evidence is applied to Formulating Research Problems into Empirically Testable Hypotheses.

6. Use medical statistics in clinical trial management

In this module you will formulate Search for the Use of Medical Statistics in Clinical Trial Management, conduct search for the Use of Medical Statistics in Clinical Trial Management and evaluate the identified literature on the Use of Medical Statistics in Clinical Trial Management and document how these apply to the Clinical Research Industry.

7. Evaluate published research reports and apply to clinical practice

In this module you will formulate search for published research reports that apply to clinical practice, conduct search for published research reports that apply to clinical practice and evaluate the identified published research reports and document how these apply to clinical practice

Course Learning Objectives

This graduate diploma focuses on Research Method and Clinical Governance pertinent to the CRA role and requires the trainee to demonstrate that they are competent to:

  • Apply privacy legislation and data protection in clinical trials
  • Manage insurance and indemnification
  • Manage pharmacovigilance activities
  • Select appropriate research design for clinical trials
  • Formulate research problems into empirically testable hypothesis
  • Use medical statistics in clinical trial management
  • Evaluate published research reports and apply to clinical practice

Delivery Mode

The Practice module is delivered face-to-face over alternate weeks and then one day for assessment. This Diploma also compromises of online study and required to meet minimum number of hours.

Course Commencement

Every month.

Assessment Methodology

Assessments/Exams are conducted after every module.

Examinations, practicals, projects, assignments.

Graduation Requirements and Awards

To graduate, a student must complete and pass a total of 7 modules to be awarded the WSQ Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research.

Competency Assessment: Achievement of Statement of Attainment (SOA) after completion of every module.

Career Opportunities

  • Biostatistician
  • Clinical data analyst
  • Clinical research associate
  • Clinical team manager
  • Laboratory scientist
  • Project manager
  • Quality assurance auditor
  • Research fellow

Entry Requirement

  • Bachelor or equivalent in Life Sciences or relevant fileds.
  • If you do not possess a degree or equivalent, your application will be considered on an individual basis dependent upon sufficient relevant work experience.

English Requirement

At least a C6 at GCE O/A Level English or equivalent or Academic IELTS 6.0 or equivalent; no element lower than 5.5 or equivalent

Application Fee (Non-Refundable and non-transferrable)

Local student: S$50 (before GST)*

*Local student refers to Singaporeans/PRs/Employment Pass/Dependant pass holders

Course Fee

Local students: S$12,000 (before GST)

Insurance Fees

  • Fee Protection Scheme***: Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Medical Insurance Fee****: Subject to prevailing market rate

***The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ paid fees.
****It is compulsory for all local and international students to purchase medical insurance which is valid throughout their course of studies with the CSM Academy International. Local students (Singaporeans, PRs & Non-student’s Pass holders) may opt-out for this scheme if they can provide the proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

Note:

  • Payment of fees is in Singapore Dollars.
  • Payment method only by Cheque/ Nets/ Telegraphic Transfer

Please contact us on how to guide you for the online Application via MyCSM portal.

The following documents are to be submitted:

• Passport / Birth Certificate / NRIC

• Certificate of Registration issued by SNB

• Current Practising Certificate Card issued by SNB

• Diploma in Nursing, Certificate & Transcript

• Advanced Diploma in Nursing, Certificate and Transcript (where applicable)

• English Language Competency Certificates

• A digital passport-sized photograph

• Application Fee

After your documents are ready, you can click on the link below to apply:

https://portal.csmacademy.org 

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