Demonstrating the effectiveness and safety of new medical products is a critical part of the medical product development process and requires significant resources to accomplish. Our program fills a growing need for professional learning that ensures designing and implementing clinical trials for success. The curriculum provides comprehensive knowledge of coordinating, monitoring and managing a clinical trial within a framework of good clinical practices and regulatory requirements. An internship course provides an invaluable capstone experience for the certificate.

Who Should Enroll

  • Working professionals who are interested in transitioning into the clinical trials arena
  • Nurses interested in expanding their career options
  • Researchers and technologists seeking to increase earning power in the clinical research field
  • Medical product development professionals who need working knowledge of clinical trials
  • Healthcare professionals and allied health professionals

Career Insight

Occupational summary for medical scientists in the United States.

  • Jobs: 122,243 (2019)
  • Projected Growth: 10.80% (2019-2029)
  • Annual Salary: $58k-$117k (25th-75th Percentile)

Program Benefits

  • Gain the knowledge base needed to design and implement effective clinical trials.
  • Acquire a comprehensive knowledge of laws, regulations, guidance, and standard practices needed to surpass regulatory requirements
  • Improve time-to-market by applying approved clinical research regulations and clinical research guidelines
  • UCI Division of Continuing Education is a Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) professional development provider
  • Earn credits to qualify for RAC recertification
  • Learn from instructors seasoned in practical industry experience who share their knowledge effectively

Required Courses (11 units)

Please Note: Candidates who wish to take both EECS X445.2 and EECS X445.26 may count one as an elective.

Course BME X403 Human Subject Safety has been updated to BME X430. Students who have already taken BME X403 as their required course in the program will still need to complete a minimum of 5.5 elective units.

  • Regulatory Requirements for Medical Devices (3 units)
  • Regulatory Requirements for Pharmaceutical Products (3 units)
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Trials (3 units)
  • Application of Good Clinical Practices (3 units)
  • Human Subjects Safety in Clinical Trials (2 units)

Elective Courses (Minimum 5 units)

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Clinical Studies (4 units)
  • Good Laboratory Practices (1.5 units)
  • Clinical Data Management (1.5 units)
  • Clinical Trials Internship (3 units)
  • Clinical Trials Project Management (3 units)

Program taught in:
  • English (US)
Last updated June 11, 2019
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Online Certificate in Clinical Trials: Medical Device and Drug Development