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Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience)

  • Certificate

The Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience) is a two-week intensive course designed for medical, allied health and science professionals who want to specialise in clinical research in neuroscience.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
6 months part-time
Intake Months
Jul
Domestic Fees
$6,600 total

About this course

The Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience) is a two-week intensive course designed for medical, allied health and science professionals who want to specialise in clinical research in neuroscience.

Taught at the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, this course is an opportunity to learn from world-renowned Laureate Professor Samuel Berkovic AC, leading a group of leading clinical researchers from the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Neurosciences.

Students of the Specialist Certificate will explore a range of research methodologies applicable to neurological disorders, and gain the skills to craft research questions and produce quality clinical research. You will also develop a critical understanding of the latest neuroimaging methods, and design your own research project.

Study locations

Off Campus

What you will learn

The Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience) is offered through two subjects, each delivered intensively over a week at Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, and taught by a team with expertise across the breadth of clinical neuroscience research.

In the first subject, Clinical Neuroscience Research, you will develop a foundation in research methods and the translation of clinical research into practice. You will also discuss current research questions in areas such as epilepsy, intellectual disability and autism, stroke and multiple sclerosis.

In the second subject, Neuroimaging for Clinical Research, you will learn about cutting-edge human imaging techniques, the principles of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and explore new frontiers in multi-disciplinary clinical neuroscience research.

Course structure

To gain the Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience), you must complete two core subjects, taught over a two-week period at the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, followed by completion of self-paced assessments.

  • Week 1 (17 - 21 August 2020): Clinical Neuroscience Research
  • Week 2 (24 - 28 August 2020): Neuroimaging for Clinical Research
Workload

After the initial intensive teaching period, you should expect to commit approximately 12-15 hours per week to each subject. This includes formal learning activities, reading and private study.

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How to apply

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To complete your application you will require:
  • Course code: N05NS
  • A detailed CV, including work history if applicable and specifying if the positions were part time or full time and the number of years/months employed
  • Transcripts for all courses attempted or completed including an explanation of the grading system used. Transcripts for previous studies undertaken at the University of Melbourne are not required.
  • Proof of Citizenship/ Permanent Residency
  • Digital files of these documents. Limit of 6MB per document. Supported file types: TXT, DOC, DOCX, PDF, JPG, JPEG, XLS, XLSX, TIFF).
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