Graduate Certificate in Applied Clinical Health Research

Approved Abbreviation: GCAppClinHlthRes

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4752.1

AQF Level: 8

Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.

Graduates from this course will have advanced knowledge and skills to undertake sound applied clinical research in healthcare from the development of a research question through to publishing the results of their research. Students will gain knowledge and understanding in all aspects of the research process involving human participants. Through searching and critiquing the literature, and formulating a full research proposal, students will complete a Human Research Ethics Application (HREA). Thereby, demonstrating their knowledge and skills to conceptualise and conduct a research project in a clinical setting. Successful completion of this course provides an articulation pathway into higher level research qualifications offered at Western.

Study Mode
One year part-time.

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Candidature for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Clinical Health Research is based on the following requirements:

Successful completion of an Advanced Diploma, or higher, in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, pathology, optometry, nutrition, human science, naturopathy, complementary medicine, nursing, midwifery, psychology, health science, sports science or physiotherapy


One year full-time equivalent work experience in a health related discipline and current employment in a health setting.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience MUST support their application with a statement of service for all work experience listed on the application

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points, including the units listed below:

401167Applied Research in Health Care
400975Ethics in Health Research
401168Evidence Based Health Care

And one elective

Elective unit:

The elective unit in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Clinical Health Research may be chosen from across the University, provided that unit pre-requisites are met.

400856Approaches to Epidemiology
400839Collaborative Inquiry for Primary Health Care Action
401077Introduction to Biostatistics
401173Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
401076Introduction to Epidemiology
401085Scholarship for Practice Change in Health Care

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