North American College

 North American College

 of Information Technology
Clinical Research

Clinical Research

Program Length: 52 weeks

This program is offered at our Scarborough Campus

Clinical Research is a branch of Medical Science –a “medicalized” activity. Made up of surveys, studies and projects to determine the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use. Clinical research is done to discover new knowledge, whereas clinical practice (what doctors do) uses existing knowledge to treat (usually) known illnesses. Discovery vs. Diagnosis & Treatment

The demand for this career is growing in teaching hospitals, less so in pharmaceutical companies, CRO and Biotech industries. CIHR has doubled its funding for Clinical Research - $150 million. The industry has great career opportunities that come from scientific and technological advances – enabling infrastructure

The R&D departments in the biopharmaceutical industry have the highest manpower employed. Leadership in clinical research training. The CR program will give you a good sound knowledge base and skills training, so you will be prepared for ANY type of clinical research that you wish to pursue. You choose your area of interest. This program will get you off to the best possible start when you get to the workplace. You will get support from experienced staff and tutors who are here to ensure you get the best from the program. For our graduates it is the ideal bridge to the CR workplace


  • 101. Anatomy and Physiology
  • 102. Pathophysiology
  • 103. Immunology
  • 104. Genetics
  • 105. Introduction to Clinical Research
  • 106. New Drugs
  • 107. Ethics and Regulation
  • 108. Good Clinical Practice
  • 109. Project Design
  • 110. Clinical Trial Design
  • 111. Communication
  • 112. Project Management
  • 113. Career Skills
  • 114. Spreadsheets
  • 115. Databases
  • 116. Protocols 
  • 117. Placement Skills
  • 118. Clinical Placement

Clinical Placement

College also arranges Clinical Placement for the students in major hospitals throughout Toronto and in surrounding areas.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed as Clinical Trial Coordinator, Clinical Trial Monitor and Clinical Research Program Manager. CRAs monitor the administration and progress of a clinical trial.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science degree (domestic or foreign) / Allied Health diploma (3 year)
  • Wonderlic SLE score of 22 + foreign BSc. or Allied Health diploma (3 yr)