Part time or Full time - September through August
ONLINE + practicum
Admission requirements: Undergraduate degree in Health Science or related field
$6600 + Western ancillary fees, course texts
Application deadline: March 1
The application deadline is March 1. Applicants who must apply for admission to the University are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible. To determine whether or not you need to apply for admission or readmission to the University, click here. Application forms are typically available in early November.
All of the diploma-credit courses are offered in an intensive online format. Although all courses are 36 hours in length, courses are offered over 12 weeks in the fall and over 12 weeks in the winter.
Clinical trials managers and researchers are professionals who function as administrators, co-ordinators, consultants, educators, or researchers in a clinical trials setting. They may come from a variety of academic backgrounds, including health sciences, medicine, nursing, health informatics, statistics, psychology, etc.
Clinical trials researchers and managers are involved in numerous aspects of clinical trials research, including data collection, analysis, and monitoring. They may also be responsible for recruiting human subjects, case management, and protecting subjects and their rights. Clinical researchers are required to develop informed consents, protocols, and case reports, and to ensure compliance with national and international guidelines and standards. They are responsible for maintaining drug accountability records, grant and budget developments, report preparation, program administration and research program audits.
Careers and employment in the field of clinical trials and clinical research are difficult to obtain without specific education and training in the areas identified above. The field is expanding, and Southwestern Ontario is a major centre for clinical trials research.
All decisions regarding admission to the program are communicated in writing. Admission decisions may take approximately 6 to 8 weeks after receipt of the completed application. Applicants are encouraged to ensure that all pieces of both the supplemental application, as well as the OUAC application (where applicable) arrive at their appropriate destinations well before the application deadline. Decisions will not be communicated over the telephone.
Prospective students are encouraged to contact Continuing Studies at Western at 519 661 3658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, to be eligible for admission to the program applican'ts must have an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences or related field.
Yes, online OSAP applications are available at http://osap.gov.on.ca
The Diploma, including the required degree-credit courses, must be completed within three years. This program may be taken on a full or part-time basis.
Yes, students may take up to two of the diploma-credit courses before being admitted to the program.
Registration for up to two of the diploma-credit courses prior to formal admission to the program may be done online from the Continuing Studies website by following the directions for registration. Please note that courses taken prior to admission into the program will be counted toward the program requirements upon acceptance as will the grades received.
How do I log on to my online course?
To access your online course, please visit the OWL site and log on with your Western username and password
If you have a minimum of two years of relevant work experience, you should apply to the Certificate in Clinical Trials Management, not the Diploma. Documented work experience and references are to be submitted with the supplemental application. If you are not sure whether you should apply for admission to the Diploma, please contact Continuing Studies at Western for guidance.
For information on the Certificate please click here.
The difference between the Diploma and Certificate in Clinical Trials Management is as follows:
Successful completion of the Diploma includes completion of both the diploma-credit and the undergraduate degree-credit courses. The Diploma is geared toward students with little or no experience in the field of clinical trials and includes a practicum during which students gain work experience.
Successful completion of the Certificate includes only the completion of the certificate-credit courses. Students admitted to the Certificate are not required to complete any undergraduate degee-credit courses. Students must have a minimum of two years work experience in a related field to be admitted to the Certificate. Students wishing to gain work experience in the field must apply and meet the admission criteria for the Diploma.