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University of Melbourne

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Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience)

  • Certificate

Please note: This course is not running in 2021. For information on future intakes please register for updates. You will also develop a critical understanding of the latest neuroimaging methods, and design your own research project.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
6 months part-time
Study Mode
In person

About this course

Please note: This course is not running in 2021. For information on future intakes please register for updates.

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.

Career pathways

The Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience) will equip you with the skills and knowledge to critically appraise existing literature, formulate new research questions and be able to pursue high-quality clinical neuroscience research.

This two-week intensive course is also a pathway into the University of Melbourne's suite of Clinical Research courses, and graduates can have this award credited as an elective towards the Masters.

As a graduate of the Specialist Certificate in Clinical Research (Neuroscience), you will:

  • Have a high-level understanding of the major activities involved in planning clinical research methodologies applicable to problems in neurological disease
  • Have a sound knowledge of the overlap with basic science advances across the neuroscience field and a good understanding of clinical synergies
  • Have gained insights into the broad "hot topics" in neuroscience research and be able to generate useful discussions and ideas
  • Be able to analyse and critically appraise the clinical and basic neuroscience literature in a chosen topic of interest
  • Be able to apply this knowledge through creating new ideas for clinical research projects
  • Be able to work in teams and effectively communicate clinical research findings
  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding of various advanced clinical research techniques that have broad application to many areas of neuroscience
  • Understand clinical research applications of brain imaging techniques
  • Understand the need for multi-disciplinary integration in clinical research and be able to establish appropriate collaborations across disciplines
  • Have insight into current research applications of these techniques across the various neuroscience disciplines
  • Be able to develop innovative strategies to investigate clinical neuroscience research questions to pursue in response to particular neurological problems
  • Have achieved a level of competency enabling them to create and conduct high-quality clinical neuroscience research projects from the original concept through to submission of competitive research proposals.

How to apply

Apply online

It takes about 20 minutes to complete the form using the online application system.

You can save your work in progress and complete the application at a later date.