PhD in Clinical Research

Top 5 PhDs in Clinical Research 2017

Clinical Research

Once you have a master’s degree, you can go on to earn your PhD. A PhD can be earned in about eight years. This doctoral degree takes about four years of exam preparation and four years of dissertation to complete.

What is a PhD in Clinical Research? While earning a doctorate in this field, you can research medical technologies that will change the face of medicine forever. Clinical research is what allows people to invent new medications, medical devices, and medical equipment that enhances the world of medicine for doctors and patients alike. You will learn how to work on clinical trials and use the results to create medicine that will help patients for years to come.

There are many benefits to earning your PhD in Clinical Research. With a PhD, you will be the top in your field, and have access to higher paying career opportunities as well as chances to contribute to scholarly journals.

The cost of getting a PhD depends on the school that you wish to attend. You will have to contact the admissions office at your chosen institution to find out the total cost of the program. You can apply for grants, scholarships and loans to help cover some of the cost.

With a PhD in Clinical Research, you may find work at some of the best research labs around the country. Hospitals and universities always need top research scientists to assist with medical research about infectious diseases, medical equipment, and other technologies that will change the face of medicine. There may also be positions at pharmaceutical companies and other commercial businesses in the health care industry.

If you would like to earn your degree at a distance, you need to find schools that offer any online PhD courses. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry

Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

Current instrumental methods used in qualitative and quantitative analysis, separation methods, processing of biological material. Knowledge of English (C1 at least). [+]

PhDs in Clinical Research. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Content of the entrance examination Current instrumental methods used in qualitative and quantitative analysis, separation methods, processing of biological material. Knowledge of English (C1 at least). Additional conditions for the bonus (practice) Successfully completed (degree) university studies in healthcare bioanalytics, pharmacy or related field. Diploma thesis with at least partly analytical focus. Experience in bioanalytical laboratory. Criteria for the evaluation examination Professional knowledge level – reviewed on answers to questions stated in General content of entrance exam Submitted doctoral project – complexity of project, modern methodical access to solution and project continuation of actually solved topics in in appropriate field of study are evaluated Conditions for admission Application form must be submitted to the stated term incl. all enclosures Finishing of required former studies Successfully passed entrance exam [-]

PhD in Clinical and Social Pharmacy

Charles University Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Králové
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

The graduate has knowledge and skills how to reach rational choice and use of medicines. [+]

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Content of the entrance examination The knowledge of pharmacology, clinical pharmacy and risk management in pharmacotherapy for clinical pharmacy. Knowledge of English (C1 at least). Additional conditions for the bonus (practice) Completed university studies in pharmacy, medicine. Diploma thesis similar with respect to the proposed Ph.D. studies of the candidate. Practice in a pharmacy/drug information centres, department of clinical pharmacy. Criteria for the evaluation examination Professional knowledge level – reviewed on answers to questions stated in General content of entrance exam Submitted doctoral project – complexity of project, modern methodical access to solution and project continuation of actually solved topics in in appropriate field of study are evaluated Conditions for admission Application form must be submitted to the stated term incl. all enclosures Finishing of required former studies Successfully passed entrance exam Information on the exercise of graduates The graduate has knowledge and skills how to reach rational choice and use of medicines; is able to manage methodology of Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacoeconomics; Health Technology Assessment and Pharmacovigilance in evaluation of the therapeutic value of drugs; is able to monitor behavior of health care workers and patients during pharmacotherapy (drug compliance, adherence, drug related problems) and is able to find tools for minimization of risks of pharmacotherapy; knows the principles of medicine policy and is able effectively use its tools; is able to critically assess literature information regarding pharmacotherapy; is able to analyze needs and marketing services of contemporary Pharmacy from the historical point of view. [-]

Doctor of Medicine

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time April 2017 Japan Hirosaki

The main objective of the graduate study program is to teach and research academic theories and their applications in the field of medicine. The program also aims to make contributions to the advancement of culture in general by fostering a deeper understanding of medicine. [+]

PhDs in Clinical Research. Advanced education and research in medical science The main objective of the graduate study program is to teach and research academic theories and their applications in the field of medicine. The program also aims to make contributions to the advancement of culture in general by fostering a deeper understanding of medicine. Through the course, students will expand the body of academic knowledge in their area of concentration to obtain highly developed research skills, which will prepare them to carry out independent research activities as medical researchers, and to perform other highly specialized professional duties after graduation. Medical Science Basic Medicine Neuroanatomy Cell Biology and Histology Anatomical Science Physiology Biochemistry and Genome Biology Pharmacology Pathology and Molecular Medicine Pathology and Bioscience Microbiology and Immunology Social Medicine Forensic Medicine Clinical Medicine Gastroenterology and Hematology Cardiology Respiratory Medicine and Nephrology Endocrinology and Metabolism Medical Oncology, Neuropsychiatry Pediatrics Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Gastroenterological Surgery Ophthalmology Dermatology Urology Otolaryngology Otolaryngology Radiology and Radiation Oncology Obstetrics and Gynecology Anesthesiology Neurosurgery Dentistry and Oral Surgery Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Emergency and Disaster Medicine Laboratory Medicine Anatomic Pathology Anatomic Pathology Medical Informatics Integrated Medical Education Pharmaceutical Science [-]

Doctoral Program in Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The PhD course aims at offering students an educational environment which allows them to develop the ability to contribute to the advancement of science and technology through creative and autonomous research in multidisciplinary areas, aiming ultimately at finding therapeutic solutions in the framework of Regenerative Medicine. [+]

Doctoral Program in Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells The PhD course aims at offering students an educational environment which allows them to develop the ability to contribute to the advancement of science and technology through creative and autonomous research in multidisciplinary areas, aiming ultimately at finding therapeutic solutions in the framework of Regenerative Medicine. The course constitutes an innovative venture in terms of curricular contents, taking advantage of unique competences (scientific excellence, ability to attract students, lab infrastructure, relationships with international scientific groups and institutions) available at the University of Minho. The completion of this PhD implies a curricular component with 60 ECTS and a dissertation. The conclusion of the curricular component grants the student a Advanced Studies diploma on TERM&SC. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level [-]

Clinical Doctorates

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The ‘Clinical Doctorate’ programme is designed for experienced clinicians who wish to attain the highest goal of becoming ‘clinical academic’. This is the ideal qualification for those who retain a clinical focus with commitment to the improvement of patient care. [+]

PhDs in Clinical Research. Our Clinical Doctorate is the only one of its kind in Scotland, tailored to the needs of Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals, of all varieties. The programme is practice-focused and has been designed to prepare future leaders of practice, education and leadership. Students will join other professionals from a range of disciplines for on-campus and online study, to benefit not only from the extensive knowledge delivered by the Clinical Doctorate team, but from each others experiences and expertise. The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is well placed to deliver a clinically focused programme such as this. We are a multi-award winning institution, led by a group of world-leading academics, with strong and established research records, real nursing experience and a wealth of world-class publications. Who is the Doctorate for? The ‘Clinical Doctorate’ programme is designed for experienced clinicians who wish to attain the highest goal of becoming ‘clinical academic’. This is the ideal qualification for those who retain a clinical focus with commitment to the improvement of patient care. Health care professionals on the Programme may include: nurses; midwives; dieticians; genetic counsellors; occupational therapists; paramedicine; physiotherapists; speech and language therapists; sport and exercise psychologists and podiatrists. 1st for Research In the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) the Faculty of Health Sciences came top for health research in Scotland and was ranked 12th in the UK overall, showcasing our commitment to producing world-leading research which improves the health of people in Scotland and reduces health inequalities through impact on policy and practice. Top Reasons To Study With Us You will join a programme that is unique in Scotland in its clinical focus and differs greatly from all similar programmes in the UK. You will be supported by a dedicated team of academic staff and the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP RU), both renowned for their expertise in world-leading research that permeates the programme. The blended teaching approach allows you to relate everything you learn, including assignments, directly to what you do in practice and realise the impact this has on your day-to-day work. You will join other learners from a range of clinical backgrounds, learn from one another, and have the opportunity to discuss within a critical space. As a qualified Doctor of Nursing, Midwifery or Professional Health Studies, you will have attained the highest level of academic qualification within your specialism, placing yourself at the forefront of your profession as a recognised, and highly employable expert . Course objectives The programme aims to develop you as a clinically focussed senior Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health Professional who will be at the cutting edge of clinical research and practice in your field. Working autonomously, you will be able to design and execute research to deal with problems and issues in practice and apply constant and integrated approaches to critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas, information and issues. In summary, the programme is about: Tackling complex ideas and challenging established modes of thinking; Developing research and scholarship skills harnessed imaginatively to the field of clinical practice; Preparing to be at the cutting edge of clinical and research practice for your area of ‘expertness’; Familiarity with leading-edge research, an ability to redesign the clinical environment and understanding of the research process. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements Candidates should normally hold a good Honours degree and/or a Master’s degree or equivalent of a university or college recognised by the University of Stirling; hold an appropriate nursing, midwifery or allied health professional registration; and normally at least five years’ post-registration experience. Selection follows consideration of written application and statement. *Please note that due to the nature of this programme we can only accept applications from EU based students. Applicants from outwith the EU are advised to contact health.sci.cpd@stir.ac.uk for a discussion on your suitability to joining the programme. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Structure and content The programme is designed to challenge and change the way you think. Throughout the programme, your endeavours focus on your own field of practice. You can expect to make a significant difference to your clinical environment right from the very start. The programme can be studied over three years full-time or, more commonly, over four and eight years on a part-time basis. It consists of three taught modules, an expert practice module and an empirical thesis. Taught components are clustered into two three-day sessions over the first three semesters. Each taught module is studied over one semester. The first module brings you up to date with the latest ideas, findings and methods – taken from across the spectrum of academic research and harnessed imaginatively to your field of practice. The second module builds on the first but looks at clinically-applied problem solving to design evidence into fields of practice and organisations. The potential of the research and its impact is part of that design process. In the third module we work together to promote a generic knowledge of research methods whilst keeping the clinical relevance of your research in our sights at all times. You also start to more fully develop your research ideas. The fourth module is about assessment of your expert practice including its currency and engagement with others. You are also supported to develop your research proposal further. Following two years of taught modules, you progress to the empirical research stage and ultimately construct a thesis on a topic that will enhance the knowledge base in your field of practice. Delivery and assessment Taught modules Contemporary Health Care Theory and Research (NURPD01) - SCQF 40 credits / level 11 Project Management in Health Care Organisations (NURPD02) - SCQF 40 credits / level 11 Research Design for Clinical Practice (NURPD03) - SCQF 40 credits / level 11 Expert Practice (NURPD04) - SCQF 80 credits / level 12 Research module Practice Based Empirical Project & Thesis (NUPRD05) - SCQF 340 credits / level 12 Each taught module and Thesis module (NURPD05) is organised and supported by a module coordinator. They will offer you any advice and guidance required during each module and offer you support with your endeavours. Assessment The main method of assessment for each module is coursework, with one practice based examination. Progression Students must successfully complete all taught modules before commencing the research stage (NURPD05). Support Students are well supported through regular face-to-face contact, video conferencing, skype, email and phone. There is tutorial time in preparation for each assignment, and detailed feedback afterward. 'Succeed' is available to all students via the University portal. Each taught module is supported by a bespoke set of web pages where information, teaching materials and learning resources are deposited by the module coordinator. Study method Part-time and Full-time routes of study are available using blended learning. Taught components are clustered into two three-day sessions over the first three semesters. Strengths Research in the Faculty focuses on clinically and socially relevant research about the quality and delivery of health and social care; the development and evaluation of health interventions; health behaviour change and social marketing.‌ The Institute of Social Marketing (ISM) conducts research in three key areas: the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions based on social marketing principles; the impact of public policy on health and social welfare and the impact of commercial marketing on the health and behaviour of individuals and of society more generally. The Faculty hosts the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHPRU) funded by the Scottish Government's Health Directorates, Chief Scientist Office. NMAHP-RU has two programmes of research: interventions and quality and delivery of care. Colleagues from across the Faculty, NMAHP-RU and ISM are committed to sharing their expertise with students on the programme. Career opportunities Students find a difference in their thinking right from the start and take that different thinking into practice. Within the current body of students, ten have advanced their careers by achieving a promotion during their time on the programme. Employability Professional Doctorates are recognised internationally as a qualification granted to those who have reached the peak of professional and academic achievement in their field of expertise. ‌Increasingly within the National Health Service (NHS) a Professional Doctorate is seen as an essential academic qualification for progressing to higher level posts within the NHS Agenda for Change career framework. Graduates have reported benefits of studying a Clinical Doctorate as being: gaining the confidence to see themselves as an expert in their field; the personal fulfilment of achieving the highest academic qualification; enhanced critical and analytical thinking; confidence within specialist areas; the opening of new and advanced career opportunities. [-]