Drexel University offers the Master of Science in Clinical Research Organization and Management through its College of Medicine. Specifically designed for individuals working in the medical field including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, clinical fellows and research coordinators, the program seeks to equip its graduates with the capability to effectively conduct investigations required in the clinical research field. It is a 36-credit program.
The program curriculum combines five (5) tracks of study namely Business and Strategic Planning of New Product Development, Clinical Research Management and Safety and Surveillance, Biostatics and Data Management, Regulatory Compliance and Law, and New Product Research.
Admissions criteria includes a bachelor’s degree from an accredited US institution or international equivalent, cumulative GPA of 3.0, official transcripts, current resume, self-assessment essay, two (2) letters of recommendation, two (2) years of relevant experience and telephone interview (optional). Tuition rate is $ 1,005.00 per credit.
Courses included in this program are Epidemiology, Emerging Trends in the Medical Device Industry, Ethical Issues in Research, The History of Misconduct in Biomedical Research, Fundamentals of Academic Research Administration, Introduction to Clinical Trials, Applications of Clinical Research Biostatics, Scientific Writing and the Interpreting of Medical Literature, Current Federal Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research, Pharmaceutical Law in R and D, Compliance and Monitoring, Contemporary Issues in Human Research Protection, Principles and Practice of Pharmacovigilance, Designing the Clinical Trial, Innovative Product Development, Fundamentals of Compliance, Applications of Pharmacotherapy in R and D, Informatics in R and D, Introduction of Therapeutic Products, Principles/Practice and Regulation of Biotechnology, Health Policy and Economics, Strategic Planning, New Regulatory Challenges for Handling Research Data, and Clinical Data Management.