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Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research - PGDCR

Clinical Research Courses in Singapore | Clinical Research Training Program | Online Courses

Clinical Research Courses in Singapore | Online Clinical Research Training Online


The industry dealing in pharmaceutical and biotech solutions is undergoing quite a bit of change all over the world, as there is increasing focus on innovation and personalized medicine. Nearly all of the business models are reaching a stage, where the coexistence of novel and old strategies is made possible. Since there are notable improvements in the emerging economies of countries such as India, China, Brazil and Russia, the industry is gradually fixating research and development in these regions, especially when it comes to clinical development phases.

The pharmaceutical and biotech companies in these areas are placing their Research and Development activities in both the innovative molecules and the generic market.

Naturally, this scenario has resulted in the emergence of a number of clinical research management organizations such as full service CROs, early phase CROs, SMOs, companies with specialized services etc. This has led to an increased demand for specialists in this sector, which has been clear in recent reports.

The James Lind Institute is employing a number of specialized clinical research training courses, in order to help aspiring professionals in the industry to gain all the necessary and latest knowledge with expertise for the field. The PGDCR, or Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research Course will provide you with full understanding of the main ideas surrounding the clinical research activities, and will provide an enhancement to your skills and knowledge, which are required to become a Clinical Research Associate/Professional.

The curriculum of this program is completely reviewed and approved by the clinical research industry, and this makes certain that students will receive all the needed knowledge to make their way into this industry. It also provides opportunities for specialists in the field to move forward through the echelons of management hierarchy.


program curriculum

Towards the end of the program mock exercises and role plays may be conducted for relevant topics that guide students about handling on-job situations commonly faced by clinical research professionals.


Program duration


Flexible Duration: 6 months (Maximum - 18 months)

All individuals participating in the program Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research (PGDCR) will be required to invest about 15 hours every week in their online studies.


Program Assessment


Participants are assessed via an ongoing evaluation approach by the faculty. There is no single final completion exam. Participants are assessed based on the following:

Completion of online Multiple Choice Question tests for every lesson studied and ongoing submission of project work for each module.



The minimum eligibility criteria for Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research Course (PGDCR) would include either of the following:

  • Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc

  • Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS,, BUMS etc

  • Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Any degree in Chemistry / Biostatistics / Bioinformatics

  • Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health.

  • Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses are also eligible to apply.


  • If you do not possess the qualifications mentioned above you may still be eligible to apply based on any prior relevant work experience and upon recommendation of your line manager. Please contact our admission team / counsellor for more information.


Program Fee


JLI has been globally acknowledged for its determination to provide economical yet high quality training programs to aspirants. You may use our Online Program Fee Calculator below to determine the tuition fee applicable to you for the current academic year.



Should your country not be available in the calculator or should you not be able to figure out the tuition fee that applies to you for this online training program please send an email enquiry to admissions@jli.sg or contact the online chat support available on this website.

To know more regarding the application procedure please click here.


Program Support


Each participant enrolled in PGDCR is in close contact with a mentor throughout the program. The mentor is an industry expert working in a senior leadership position. The mentor can be approached at any time via email or phone. Participants can also communicate with peers and faculty via their study accounts to discuss any topic or question.

Upon completion of the program students are provided placement guidance and support for career development via the “Student Success Team (SST)”. To know more about the SST, please click here.


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