Clinical Research Courses

Clinical research is a professional field in the pharmaceutical [and medical] science, in which studies are done systematically to discover and determine the effects of a clinical procedure or a new drug. A professional working in clinical research is required to conduct trials in a number of phases. These clinical trials are done on human volunteers and the research reports help pharmaceutical companies to launch new medicines and vaccines. Due to modifications in the patent laws and availability of a large number of patient volunteers, India is set to become a hub of clinical research in the world. Therefore, the demand for clinical research professionals in India is rising.

If you are interested in the field of research that involves human subjects, then you must start with taking science with Biology in the K-12 level. In your undergraduate level, opt for a bachelor’s of science degree in the life sciences or pharmacy or medicine or any health related subject. You can even pursue a degree in the clinical research field such as microbiology and nutrition. In the post graduation level there are more options for pursuing clinical research. Find a list of course names that you can choose from:

Bachelor’s Level:

B.Sc. Clinical Microbiology
B.Sc. Clinical Laboratory Technology
B.Sc. Clinical Nutrition, Dietetics and Catering Management


Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Technician

Master’s Level:

M.Sc. Clinical Microbiology

Postgraduate Diploma:

PG Diploma in Clinical Nutrition
PG Diploma in Clinical Trial Management
PG Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Technology
PG Diploma in Clinical and Community psychology

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma:

Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research & Regulatory Affairs

Certificate Program:

Certificate Program in Clinical Research

Integrated Postgraduate Program:

Integrated Post Graduate Diploma In Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance

Several colleges and universities offer clinical research courses. You can also go for an online or distance learning course. Find a list of government and private institutes that offer traditional or/and online course in clinical research:

  • Institute of Clinical Research (India)-ICRI
  • Lotus Clinical Research Academy Pvt. Ltd. (LCRA)
  • Anovus Institute of Clinical Research
  • Oasis Institute of Health Sciences & Research Centre (OIHSRC)
  • Altree Healthcare
  • Cliniminds – Academy for Clinical Research Training & Management
  • Bombay College of Pharmacy
  • Clinical Research Education and Management Academy (CREMA)
  • Asian Institute of Health Sciences (AIOHS)
  • Apeejay Svran Institute for Biosciences & Clinical Research
  • Sharda Group of Institutions
  • Reliance Institute of Life Sciences (RILS)