clinical research coordinator

advanced technical certificate - (clst-ADV)

What is a Clinical Research Coordinator?

Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs) are responsible for the organization, coordination, and overall integrity of research projects involving human subjects.  Principal and co-investigators provide the overall direction in a clinical study, but CRCs have significant roles in the following clinical study activities:

  • Protocol development
  • Recruiting, screening and enrolling participants
  • Obtaining participant informed consent
  • Scheduling tests and procedures
  • Collecting clinical research data
  • Ensuring accuracy of documentation
  • Dispensing study medications
  • Managing the use of investigational devices
  • Maintaining databases

A clinical research certificate program can usually be completed in less than a year, making it a good option for students who currently hold an Associate or Baccalaureate degree preferably in a health related field.  Students will take courses on topics such as health care statistics, pharmacology, and good clinical practice.

 Admissions Information

Galveston College operates an open door admissions policy.  Acceptance to Galveston College does not mean acceptance to the Clinical Research Program.  Clinical Research Program Applicants MUST:

  • Have satisfied Texas Success Initiative (TSI).
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Have satisfactory completion of an Intermediate Algebra course (MATH 0304), or passing placement test score.  Mathematics courses are accepted according to Galveston College requirements.
  • Provide a clear background check current within one year of application.
  • Be in good standing at Galveston College.
  • Provide evidence of first Hepatitis B vaccination.
  • Complete the Clinical Research Coordinator Application.
Pre-requisites
Course
Description
Credit
VNSG 1420 A&P for Allied Health 4
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
HITT 1211 Health Information Systems 2
   
9
 
Fall Semester
Course
Description
Credit
RNSG 1219 Integrated Nursing Skills I 2
VNSG 1231 Pharmacology 2
CLST 1473 Good Clinical Practice 4
CLST 1371 Intro to Clinical Trials I 3
MLAB 2460 Clinical/Medical Lab Tech* 4
   
15
 
Spring Semester
Course
Description
Credit
CLST 1372 Intro to Clinical Trials II 3
CLST 1474 Ethics in Clinical Research 4
CLST 1375 FDA & Regulatory Matters 3
HITT 1355 Health Care Statistics 3
MLAB 2461 Clinical/Medical Lab Tech II* 4
   
17

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS IN PROGRAM

41

*Identifies capstone course.

Hours:

 

Department Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Summer Hours (mid May - mid August):

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 6:00pm

 

Staff Members:

 

Elaine Renola

 

Christa Staub

Director of Nursing

 

Nursing Administrative Assistant

409-944-1387 or erenola@gc.edu

 

409-944-1396 or cstaub@gc.edu

 

Faculty members (full time):

 

Dr. Judy Schmidt

 

 

CRC Coordinator

 

 

409-944-1381 or jschmidt@gc.edu

 

 

 

Updated 6/4/2013 - Content Author cstaub