WSQ Diploma in Clinical Research

Behind every cure for the various diseases that plague a human body is a team of scientists and their selfless clinical researchers. Diploma in Clinical Research provides a base to recover quickly.

Clinical research (Diploma in Clinical Research) is part of the healthcare science that studies the health and illnesses in humans. It determines the effectiveness and safety of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use.

DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL RESEARCH

COURSE INFORMATION

Clinical research also considers the ethical issues that could arise from their implementation for prevention, treatment, diagnosis or for relieving symptoms of a disease.

The Clinical Research Programmes offered are:

  • WSQ Diploma
  • WSQ Specialist Diploma
  • WSQ Graduate Diploma

It’s the first of its kind in the clinical research industry. Endorsed and validated by the industry. Each diploma equips the students with practical knowledge and competency-based skills to prepare them for a career in the field of Clinical Research.

  • To provide trainees with skills and knowledge that will enable them to respond effectively in a rapidly changing health arena that is strongly influenced by healthcare trends and both local, and international legislations.
  • To support and challenge trainees’ the development of their skills and knowledge to enable them to either enter the industry and/or for those already in the industry, to upskill themselves in order to be able to perform in their professional practice more effectively.
  • To encourage trainees to leverage on their acquired skills and knowledge to adapt to the ever-changing landscape in clinical research.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to critically evaluate and explore the complexities of conducting clinical research in the current healthcare and legislative environment.

WSQ Diploma in Clinical Research:

  • Apply the principles of pharmacology in clinical research (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • Apply ethical theories to trial design (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • Manage lab related matters in clinical research (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • Use of Biostatistics in Clinical Research (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • Interpret product life cycle and its influence on the clinical trials industry (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • Review of clinical development and drug development in clinical research (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • Apply Good Clinical Practices in Clinical Research (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • Manage documentation in clinical research (Synchronous and Asynchronous e-learning)
  • Monitor progress in clinical trials (Synchronous and Asynchronous e-learning)
  • Initiate a Clinical Trial
  • Manage Clinical Research Trials

Part Time

6 months

Full Time

8 months

Intake Schedules

Monthly

Course Commencement

Minimum of 15 registered students to commence.
Students will be informed two weeks before the start of class.

Practical Assessments and/or Summative Assessments

  • In case students fail the main examination of a particular module, they are allowed to sit for ‘One’ supplement assessment with payment of the appropriate fee*.
  • Students are to re-take the module, shall they fail the supplementary assessment. Modules are independent of each other.

* Refer to the Miscellaneous Fees

  • Students must complete and pass all modules to be awarded the WSQ Diploma in Clinical Research and conferred by the CSM Academy International Pte Ltd.
  • Local students must achieve an attendance of 75% and international students must complete the presence of 90% in any month of the course.

Note:  WSQ Statements of Attainment (SOA) for each competency unit will be awarded and accredited in accordance with the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications System (WSQ).

CSM Academy International

Apply the principles of pharmacology in clinical research (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
In this module, you will recognise the basic pharmacological principles in clinical trials, apply basic pharmacology in clinical trials and monitor the clinical research process to ensure that the correct pharmacological principles are used.

Apply ethical theories to trial design (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
In this module, you will identify and appraise the vital ethical theories that are employed within clinical research critically, determine the fundamental ethical principles that should be adhered to within clinical trial design to assure the safety of patients, verify that the moral laws are followed in clinical trials and document all non-compliance in accordance to organisational procedure.

Manage lab related matters in clinical research (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
In this module, you will identify the different laboratory-related matters, interpret Laboratory results in clinical trials, apply principles of toxicity in clinical trials and calculate the correct drug dosage and IV flow rate using given formula.

Use of Biostatistics in Clinical Research (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
In this module, you will identify and appraise the pertinent literature surrounding biostatistics in clinical trials, discuss the biostatistical approaches applied in the clinical research process, determine if the correct biostatistical method is being used in the clinical research process and document all non-compliance in accordance to organisational procedure.

Interpret product life cycle and its influence on the clinical trials industry (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
In this module, you will identify the phases of the product life cycle, describe the relationship between clinical trials and product life cycle, identify the relationship between the product life cycle and the clinical trial and document how clinical trial industry audit the product life cycle.

Review of clinical development and drug development in clinical research (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
In this module, you will identify and appraise the phases of drug development in clinical trials, identify and appraise the stages of clinical development in clinical trials and describe the association between clinical development and drug development.

Apply Good Clinical Practices in Clinical Research (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
In this module, you will apply international principles of ethical conduct and subject protection, apply proper clinical practices guidelines (International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Singapore Good Clinical Practice (SG GCP) and European Union (EU) Clinical trials directive), apply European Union – Good Manufacturing Practice (EU-GMP) in Clinical Trials and differentiate FDA Regulations from EU Regulations.

Manage documentation in clinical research (Synchronous and Asynchronous e-learning)
In this module, you will handle documents in the clinical trials settings, perform efficient filing in clinical trial management and ascertain that the report is being handled by regulatory guidelines.

Monitor progress in clinical trials (Synchronous and Asynchronous e-learning)
In this module, you will learn to perform specific tasks in monitoring clinical trials, manage the clinical trial site using a monitoring tool, perform data monitoring in clinical trials, manage the electronic data capture (EDC) and interpret electronic source data in clinical trials.

Initiate a Clinical Trial
In this module, you will learn to prepare a research proposal in clinical trial management manage contract negotiation for clinical trials and adhere to safety regulations during reporting in a clinical trial.

Manage Clinical Research Trials
In this module, you will manage Clinical Trials, manage data management issues, report adverse events, perform drug accountability and track corrective and preventative actions.

  • Clinical Trials
  • Research & Development
  • Multi-centre & Global Trials
  • Phase I, II, III and IV drug trials
  • Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Theranostics
  • Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics (PK/PD studies)
  • Drug Formulations, Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Neutraceuticals
  • Drug Delivery & Drug Development
  • Clinical Trial Hub – Singapore (All Drug Trial regulations are in place)
  • Asia will have about 40-45% of Global Drug Trials.

Career Path

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA) or
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Trial Supervisor
  • Trial Manager
  • Sr Manager / Country Manager
  • Asst Director
  • Deputy Director
  • Director (for example – Asia pacific)
  • Global Director

Language requirements:
At least a C6 at GCE O/A Level English or equivalent or Academic IELTS 6.0 and above or equivalent.

Academic requirements:
Bachelor or equivalent in Life Sciences or relevant fields.

Local Students

International Students

Application Fees

Application Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

$50

$600

Course Fees Per Module

The fees required for each module.

Full Course Fees

The full fees for  Modules

$12,000

$12,000

  • Above amounts are in Singapore Dollars, and are exclusive of GST.
  • Application Fees refer to the price that the student pays the school for the sole purpose of processing the application and admission requirements.
  • Local Student refers to Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, Employment Pass or Dependant Pass Holders.
  • For course fee refunds policy, please refer to the Student Handbook.

Application Fees

Application Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Local Students

$50

International Students​

$600

Course Fees Per Module

The fees required for each module.

Local Students

International Students​

Full Course Fees

The full fees for  Modules

Local Students

$12,000

International Students​

$12,000

  • Above prices are in Singapore Dollars, and the amounts are before GST.
  • Local student refers to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Employment Pass or Dependant Pass Holders.

Note:
The percentage of course fee funding by SSG is dependent on:

  • For Singapore Citizens 40 years old and above the funding is up to 70%.
  • For Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged between 21 and 39 years old, the funding is up to 50%.

SkillsFuture Credit Information

  1. Submit SkillsFuture claim 60 days before commencement of the programme, or at the start of the course (w.e.f 21 April 2017). According to SkillsFuture SG, this window period is sufficient for individuals to make claims to facilitate earlier programme registration.
  2. Inform the Programme Consultant on the usage of SkillsFuture Credit and advise the appropriate amount to be offset against the qualifying programme fees.
  3. Submit the claim via the SkillsFuture Credit Portal for the appropriate amount to be paid to CSM Academy International for your registered programme.

For more information, please visit
http://www.skillsfuture.gov.sg/credit.

Insurance Fees

Fee Protection Scheme
  • Under Edutrust Certificate Scheme stipulated by Committee for Private Education (CPE), the student’s fee must be protected.
  • Serves to protect students’ paid fees.
  • Subject to prevailing market rate

Medical Insurance Fee
  • Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Local and International Students are to purchase medical insurance valid throughout their course of studies with CSM Academy International.
  • Local Students (Singaporeans, Permanent Residents & Non-student’s Pass Holders) may opt-out of this scheme if they can provide proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

Miscellaneous Fees

The programme is nationally accredited under the Clinical Research Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework. Upon completion of the programme, students will be awarded the WSQ Statement of Attainments (SOAs) and WSQ Qualifications under the Clinical Research WSQ framework.

Payments

  • All Payments of fees are in Singapore Dollars.
  • Amounts presented above are exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Payment Methods

Cheque
Telegraphic Transfer
NETS
PayNow

To begin your application process, please click the Apply Now! button below, or find the application form found on this page.

Documents
Please prepare screenshots, scans, or digital copies of your personal documents as they may be required to be uploaded to the application form, such as your NRIC, Working Pass, Student Pass, Passport, Diploma, Certificate or Transcript of Records (where they apply), etc. 

Application Fees
Your application fee for this course must be paid prior to submission of the form. Payment details will appear as you go through with the application form. Application Fees are non-refundable.

After Submission
A representative from CSM Academy International will contact you shortly after submission to assist you further into the application process. 

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