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Humber College

clinical research program
Humber’s Clinical Research Ontario graduate certificate program prepares graduates for employment in managing and administering clinical trials, both in Canada and around the world. In just three semesters, gain the skills and strategies needed to work for hospitals, research industries, government agencies, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and more.
Many Humber Clinical Research faculty work for large biopharmaceutical companies in Toronto or have strong connections to government and industry, so students learn relevant content and can use these connections when applying for jobs. The program covers international guidelines, with a balanced em­phasis on Canadian, U.S. and European regulations and processes.Courses include the drug development process; regulations, guidelines and standards; research methodology and biostatistics; clinical trial organization, monitoring and documentation; and project management.
A work placement provides experience and industry contacts. The Clinical Research program is also offered part time without the work placement component.

Career opportunities

Graduates of Humber’s Clinical Research certificate work on the design, administration and management of clinical trials, which take place in Canada and internationally. These trials test the safety and efficacy of medications, medical devices and other health products in order to safely introduce them to the market.
Graduates work for organizations and companies in Toronto and throughout North ­America, including companies such as Apo­Pharma, Pharma Medica Research, Bayer, Health Canada, Janssen, The Hospital for Sick Children, Princess Margaret Hospital, Sanofi, University Health Network and others.
Based on experience, graduates can work as a:
  • clinical research associate (CRA)
  • clinical research co-ordinator (CRC)
  • monitor
  • medical writer
  • pharmacovigilance specialist
  • clinical project management assistant
Work Placement
A three-month placement provides students with an opportunity to apply and integrate gained knowledge and skills in a real-world work setting. Most placements are in the following sectors: pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device organizations, government agencies and hospitals.


Semester 1

Course CodeCourse Name
CLIN 520Introduction to Clinical Research
CLIN 521ICH and Legislation Governing Clinical Research
CLIN 522Interpersonal Skills
CLIN 523Clinical Laboratory Procedures
CLIN 524Pharmacology
CLIN 525Physiology and Pathophysiology

Semester 2

Course CodeCourse Name
CLIN 530Non-drug Products
CLIN 531Organization and Monitoring of Clinicals Trials
CLIN 532Data Management and Biostatistics
CLIN 533Clinical Trials and Therapeutic Areas
CLIN 534Clinical Project Management
CLIN 535Clinical Documentation

Semester 3

Course CodeCourse Name
CLIN 540Internship
CLIN 541Integrative Seminar

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Health Science, Pharmacy, some areas in Life Sciences or a related field. Internationally educated individuals must have the equivalent of a Canadian Bach­elor of Science degree. Degrees completed outside of Canada must be evaluated by one of the following: International Credential Assessment Service or World Education Service
  • Testing in English writing skills and reading comprehension
  • Additionally, applicants must submit a detailed resumé describing their background (academic and experience) and cover letter outlining their understanding of the field of clinical research and what they would bring to the field
  • Applicants are ranked based on the testing results and the best qualified are invited in for an interview/information session where the final selection is made for admission into the program


Contact Information:
Urszula Kosecka, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4843
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