Clinical Research Associate Advanced Certificate
Advanced Certificate Program
A clinical research associate is a professional who monitors the administration and progress of a clinical trial (pharmaceuticals, biologics or devices) on behalf of a sponsor. This certificate program, which is registered with the New York State Education Department, is designed to provide a focused course of study for individuals seeking to position themselves for certification as a clinical research associate. It will also provide knowledge and skills of clinical excellence in monitoring scientific studies toward the advancement of knowledge and improvement of health.
Clinical Research Associate
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This course reviews and critically analyzes components of research design, including
collection of data. Emphasis is placed on the professional as producer and consumer
of research. Course is only available to Long Term Care certificate students.
This course is designed to introduce the learner to a broad range of concepts and
skills involved in planning, budgeting and controlling in health care organizations.
The emphasis in this course is on managerial as opposed to financial accounting and
on issues carried out at the department or organizational level rather than the system
level. This course is required for the long-term care certificate.
This course addresses legal and ethical issues frequently encountered by health care
managers. Topics include the constitutional basis for government support of health
care services and constraints that law and regulation impose on the health care industry.
Bioethical theory, policy formulation and decision making in the professional setting
are also included. Specific problems discussed include such issues as the right to
health care, allocation of scarce resources, human experimentation, choices regarding
death, liability of health care providers and governing board and medical and health
care staff responsibilities.
This course provides the opportunity for the application of theories and principles
of classroom learning in an area of the health care system. There is a requirement
of three credit-hours (120 clock hours) of field work under the supervision of a qualified
preceptor and program faculty. Students meet as a group periodically during the semester.
Attendance at these integrative seminars and completion of practicum objectives is
Total required for Certificate in Clinical Research Associate: 15
To appeal a decision rendered by the School of Health Professions faculty/administration that has academic consequences, you must follow the appeal procedures which are available at www.dyc.edu/appeals.
The admission requirements common to all certificate programs are listed here. Requirements that are specific to a given certificate program are included under each program’s listing. Action on an application begins when the application, application fee and the official transcripts have been received. In addition to the application procedure, all candidates must demonstrate evidence of capability to succeed in a graduate program as shown by one of the following (all grade point averages (G.P.A.) are based on a 4.0 system):
- A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0
- A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the second half of undergraduate work
- A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the major field.
Program Admission Requirements
- Complete the online graduate application
- Submit and admissions statement/ essay specifically addressing how the program will be of benefit to you and the community that you serve. Statement should be about 250 words.
- Provide official transcripts from ALL prior colleges.
- Submit one letter of recommendation from an employer, professional supervisor, colleague or previous professor.
- Submit a current resume
- Possess relevant work experience and/ or a related degree.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in a health care discipline. * Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the field.
Health Services Administration Department
The health services administration department offers a bachelor of science degree in health services management, health analytics, public health, as well as a master of science degree in health services administration, a doctorate in health administration, and three advanced certificates in health services administration, long-term care and clinical research associate. The undergraduate programs are described in the undergraduate catalog.
The health services administration department offers graduate courses in fall and spring semesters primarily with limited offerings in summer sessions. Classes are delivered full on campus, fully online (distance learning) and hybrid ( a mix of on campus and distance learning). On campus courses are offered on Monday through Thursday nights from 5:30 - 8:15 PM.