Master of Science in Clinical Trial Management

Work with the latest industry tools and learn how to apply them in the domain of clinical trials.

OVERVIEW

Why Clinical Trial Management

The Master of Science in Clinical Trial Management is a highly-selective program for students with a strong background in any biological science area that includes medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, microbiology, biotechnology, biochemistry, and similar areas. Students with a background in information technology, biostatistics, and other general commerce and finance backgrounds can also take this as an additional specialty option after some prerequisite training.

In this Course

Students will learn about the development of complete regulatory activities involved in creating documents and in conducting, recording, monitoring, and reporting clinical trials. Our Graduate program includes 20+ weeks of Internship to provide rigorous

hands-on experience in Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS), Electronic Trial Master file (ETMF),Argus safety data base, adopted by the pharmaceutical industry today, and in SAS (Statistical Analysis System). This will be done through real-time Case Scenarios, Clinical Tasks and other Site Management activities taught by industry experts who work in the related domain and have vast experience in the day to day operations.

Clinical SAS programming and Risk Based Monitoring  is one of the important electives in the program. In Clinical SAS module, Base is covered along with Advance SAS Programing including CDISC, SDTM and ADAM.

In Clinical data science track will deal with basics of statistics, introduction to sampling techniques, probabilities and statistical tests for discrete and continuous random variables including R, Data Visualization and SQL. In this track, we get to machine learning where we explore multiple supervised machine learning algorithms for Regression, time series analysis as well as classification and also unsupervised learning techniques such as clustering. We will deep dive into neural networks as well and with that an industry project related Pharma is executed.

Students can apply to various roles Clinical Research associate,Clinical research coordinator, Clinical research assistant,Clinical data analyst, clinical SAS programmer, Clinical data Scientist, Data Entry specialist

 

 

Highlights

  • 20+ weeks of  hands on training in  Clinical Trial Management System, Electronic trial Master file and SAS.
  • Base on the subject they choose in the semester they can acquire different tool knowledge.
  • SAS Academic partner with hands on projects on SAS , CDISC, SDTM and ADAM 
  • Clinical Programming knowledge of Data mining, SQL, Data Visualization various system data science.
  • Clinical Pharmacovigilance by learning Argus safety as one of the elcetives.
  • Understanding of  Risk based monitoring, Ethics and safety, Quality management and Audits In Clinical Trials
  • The students will get access to the program content, class recordings, and tool access upto 1 year of program completion.
  • We provide them with references for the jobs as Clinical Research Intern upon successful completion of the Academic internship.
  • Students are guided by our Industry Career Advisors with more than 15 to 30  years of related domain experience. These Advisors guide the graduates in resume and interview preparation in small group as well as one on one sessions.
  • Students are guided by our  Industry faculty with more than 15+ years experience in resume and interview preparation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the basic concepts of drug discovery and the tools that are used in drug discovery.
  • Understand ethics, federal regulations, good clinical practice (GCP), and how the FDA regulates the drug commercialization process.
  • Learn about the roles and responsibilities of sponsors, principal investigators, and regulators in clinical trials.
  • Prepare budgets, contracts, and financial disclosure documents required for ongoing trials.
  • Understand HIPAA law, the protected health information, and its implications.
  • Explain the concept of clinical trial management (CTM) by understanding fundamental concepts of study planning, study setup, conduct, and closeout.
  • Students can choose Argus safety database as one if there specialty in there semester.
  • Describe data manipulation techniques using SAS DATA and procedure steps to access, transform, and summarize SAS data sets.
  • Clinical Data mining helps to understand the programming aspect of the clinical application introduction to sampling techniques, probabilities and statistical tests for discrete and continuous random variables. Then we start with understanding R as a tool, basics of R, exploratory data analysis in R later we get to machine learning where we explore multiple supervised machine learning algorithms for Regression.
  • Understand  the concepts Risk based monitoring, Ethics and safety, Quality management and Audits In CT

Syllabus

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    INTERNSHIP

    Sollers offers an internship as part of the Master of Science in Clinical Trial Management program that helps you gain practical experience on key concepts taught during the course.

    Upon successful completion of the program, a certain level of skill and expertise is expected of students to get placed with our industry-leading corporate partners.

    Instructors

    Our instructors are not just highly experienced in the industry, they give you the personal attention you need and guide you every step of the way.

    Dr. Persis Bandari

    Faculty of Clinical Research


    Mark Koscin

    Faculty of Clinical Research


    Muhammad Qidwai, M.D

    Faculty of Clinical Research


    Prof Padma Iyer

    Faculty of Clinical Research


    Nisha

    Faculty of Clinical Research


    Course Duration

    Duration

    2 Years 

    For information regarding fee and/or reserving your spot, contact our Admissions Team.

    Credit transfers applicable for alumni

    OUR STUDENTS WORK AT

    Sollers partners with industry-leading corporations and provides them with ready-on-day-one employees. We record an 82% placement rate within three months of graduation.

    Financial Options

    Sollers has devised viable financial options for you to ensure tuition does not get in the way of your education. Now, you can focus your attention where it needs to be – in the classroom!

    Career Guidance

    After the completion of program, we assist our students with interview coaching, resume building sessions, conduct mock interviews, job readiness training and make them competent to venture into the corporate world.

    Student Testimonials

    • Emmanet T.
      The Clinical Trial Management course is extensive, and the professors are thorough in delivering the course materials using real life experience and insight. Career Services helped me throughout the interview process, and I landed my dream job with the very first interview after graduating from Sollers.
      Emmanet T.
    • Rudolf M.
      Thanks to the academic team at Sollers, I was able to gain quick admission with financial options to pay tuition. Career Services was very helpful with resume and interview prep. They sent me job postings with major hospitals and pharma companies which helped me land my current job as Data Manager in cancer clinical trials.
      Rudolf M.
    • Sampada Lokhande
      “Sollers has great certificate and internship programs in Clinical Trials domain. I have recently completed Clinical Data Science program with Sollers. Their faculty, facilitators, career services all are knowledgeable and experienced in the field of Clinical Trial. I was very happy with the internship program too. They provided me with valuable guidance throughout my program, internship and job application process. I definitely would recommend Sollers.edu to anyone who wants to pursue education in Clinical Trial industry 👍🏼”
      Sampada Lokhande

    FAQs

    According to Marketwatch, a Bachelor’s Degree holder will earn over 26% more money than an Associate’s degree holder with similar experience. Higher education has never been more important, in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven, highly competitive world. While you don’t have to invest in 4-5 full years in education if you don’t want to, getting an accelerated Bachelor’s degree like this one will definitely allow you to take few special courses and give you a head-start to set you on a right career track.

    The high growth of the industry and career prospects in clinical research are already stated in the introduction above. There is practically no other comparable bachelor’s degree program in clinical research in the market today: that’s right, this is the first-of-its-kind accelerated bachelor’s degree to help you start in the lucrative career of clinical research in almost half the time and investment you’d have to put in a traditional masters or bachelors degree. Once you sign up, you get the training as well as relevant experience through our internship, to show for your first job – something that is extremely hard to get these days. Our career services team prepares you through career counselling, resume reviews, mock interviews and soft skills training. Not convinced yet? Contact us to discuss how we can specifically help you and how exactly can this program add value to your career.

    This is an accelerated bachelor’s program. This associate to bachelor’s degree program is for total of 60 credits, and can be completed in a year and a half to two years.

    Yes, we can allow credit transfer upon certain conditions; however, each request will be evaluated case-by-case basis. Please contact us on admissions@sollers.edu to learn more.

    There are no prerequisites, except that you need an Associate degree, preferably in any of the life sciences, biological sciences or relevant areas.

    One of the key highlights of this program is the internship and hands-on, practical projects – all of which give you the relevant experience to not only understand and talk intelligently about clinical research, but help you get that first job in the industry. You will gain extensive practical sessions in Clinical Trial Management systems, Oracle Clinical – most widely used data management system in pharmaceutical industry – and SAS (Statistical Analysis System) as well as use electronic Trial Management File.

    Industry Facts

    Given the fact that people are going to fall sick, and pharmaceutical industries will have to continue producing life-saving drugs, clinical research is a recession-proof, one of the hottest careers today. Also, as personalised medicine becomes more common, clinical trials will increasingly be needed to make sure drugs and devices work properly.

    The global clinical trials market was valued at US$40 billion in 2016, and is expected to reach US$65.2 billion by 2025, according to a recent grand view research report. North America dominated the overall market due to big outsourcing firms and increase in R&D, according to the same report. According to the Scientist’s 2015 Life Sciences Salary report, Clinical Research is one of the top hot fields and ranks second in salary.