Clinical Research

Program Length: 52 weeks
This program is offered at our Scarborough Campus


Clinical Research is a branch of Medical Science –a “medicalized” activity. It consisits of surveys, studies and projects to determine the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use. Clinical research is done to discover new knowledge, whereas clinical practice (what doctors do) uses existing knowledge to treat (usually) known illnesses.

The demand for this career is growing in teaching hospitals, less so in pharmaceutical companies, CRO and Biotech industries. CIHR has doubled its funding for Clinical Research – $150 million.

The R&D departments in the biopharmaceutical industry have the highest manpower employed. The CR program will give you a good sound knowledge base and skills training, so you will be prepared for ANY type of clinical research that you wish to pursue. You choose your area of interest. This program will get you off to the best possible start when you get to the workplace. You will get support from experienced staff and tutors who are here to ensure you get the best from the program. For our graduates it is the ideal bridge to the CR workplace

Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Clinical Research
New Drugs
Ethics and Regulation
Good Clinical Practice
Project Design
Clinical Trial Design
Project Management
Career Skills
Placement Skills
Clinical Placement
Clinical Placement
The college also arranges clinical placement for the students in major hospitals in the Greater Toronto area – i.e., Metropolitan Toronto (i.e., East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Toronto, York), Richmond Hill, Markham, and Pickering.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed as Clinical Trial Coordinator, Clinical Trial Monitor and Clinical Research Program Manager. CRAs monitor the administration and progress of a clinical trial.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science degree (domestic or foreign) / Allied Health diploma (3 year)
  • Wonderlic SLE score of 22 + foreign BSc. or Allied Health diploma (3 yr)