Clinical Research Professional

Certificate Program
CR31

Program Description
The clinical research professional certificate will prepare graduates to function as well-qualified, entry-level, clinical research professionals (CRPs). Students will receive the necessary preparation in clinical research site procedures, governmental and local regulatory affairs, experimental design and statistics, technical reading and writing skills focusing on clinical research applications, and bioethics education to be successful as entry-level CRPs. Training will be practical and concentrate on job skills necessary to become employed and advance as a CRP. Training will also cover areas important in preparing for BTEC 2260, the certifying examinations of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA). (Program Length: 3 Semesters Minimum)

In order to be eligible for admission, the applicant must meet one of the following criteria: 1) current certification or licensure in a health care field or 2) a diploma/degree in science or a health care field.

Employment Opportunities
Potential entry-level positions in research programs at major hospitals, clinics, contract research organizations (CROs), and large medical practices

CURRICULUM

SAMPLE STUDENT SCHEDULE
(23 CREDIT HOURS)

1st SEMESTER
8 Hours

BTEC 1100 Clinical Research Methods I

BTEC 1105 Clinical Regulatory Procedures I

BTEC 2260 Ethics for Clinical Research

2nd SEMESTER
8 Hours

BTEC 1110 Clinical Research Methods II

BTEC 2255 Clinical Regulatory Procedures II

BTEC 2230 Technl Comm for Clinical Research


3rd SEMESTER
6 Hours

BTEC 2241 Clinical Research Methods III

BTEC 2225 Clinical Research Design & Statistics


23 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

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