WSQ Graduate 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.

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.

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 Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research

  • 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

Part Time

4 months

Full Time

8 months

Intake Schedules

January, March, July, October

Course Commencement

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

Apply Privacy Legislation and Data Protection in Clinical Trials 

In this module, you will identify and appraise privacy provision in Singapore, assess data privacy in clinical trials and identify and evaluate commercial confidentiality in clinical trials. 

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 compensation in clinical trials. 

Manage Pharmacovigilance Activities 

This module will help you identify and appraise the pharmacovigilance process. Monitoring activities and describe roles and responsibilities in the pharmacovigilance process. 

Select Appropriate Research Design for Clinical Trials 

In this module, you will formulate an appropriate research design for clinical trials. Conducting proper research design for clinical trials and evaluate the literature on suitable research design for clinical trials and document and apply this to practice. 

Formulate Research Problems into Empirically Testable Hypotheses 

In this module, you will formulate research problems into empirically testable hypotheses. Express research problems into empirically testable hypotheses, evaluating the evidence gathered on formulating research problems. And convert them into empirically testable hypotheses and document how this evidence is applied to formulating research problems.

Use Medical Statistics in Clinical Trial Management 

In this module, you will research the use of medical statistics in clinical trial management. Conduct a search for the purpose of medical statistics in clinical trial management, and evaluate the identified literature on the use of medical statistics. Documenting how these apply to the clinical research industry. 

Evaluate Published Research Reports and Apply to Clinical Practice 

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

  • 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.

 WSQ Diploma in Clinical ResearchWSQ Specialist Diploma in Clinical ResearchWSQ Graduate Diploma in Clinical ReasearchTotal Course Fees
Full Course Fees$12,000$12,000$12,000$36,000
Nett Fee after 50% Subsidy$6,840$6,840$6,840$20,520
Nett Fee after 95% Subsidy$1,440$1,440$1,440$4,320

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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