Clinical research plays a major role in translating scientific progress into improvement of patient care and optimal health resource allocation. It has become a sophisticated science requiring researchers to obtain highly specific training in health research methodology to assure ethical conduct and generation of valid results of clinical studies.
This postgraduate university programme is intended for university graduates in natural sciences with professional experience who pursue a career in health care research. Its objective is to qualify participants for designing, conducting, analysing, and presenting clinical studies. The programme provides students with a solid understanding of health research methodology and biostatistics.Students will also become familiar with international legal and ethical standards in clinical research.
Graduates of the postgraduate university programme will acquire the competence to successfully lead research projects and compete on an international level. Students successfully passing the postgraduate university course are grading with "Master of Science in Clinical Research".
"Clinical Research aims to advance our knowledge about the safety and benefit of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostic products and more, with the main goal to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses based on medical evidence. It is built up by numerous disciplines, including regulatory affairs, quality assurance and management, vigilance, medical writing, study design, statistics, ethics, health economics, to name just a few. This university course gives a great overview on the fundamentals and the complexity of Clinical Research and provides insights into the most relevant working areas. The mixture of theoretical and practical training, as well as the exchange with fellow students and lecturers helps to learn efficiently and to consolidate the acquired knowledge and skills. ”
Karoline Etschmaier, Mag., MSc, PhD
Head of Clinical Research, AFreeze GmbH Innsbruck
(2014 – 2017)