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Professional Diploma in Clinical Trial Management

Diploma in Clinical Trial Management | Clinical Trial Management Training Course

Diploma in Clinical Trial Management | Clinical Trial Management Training Courses & Programs

Clinical Trial Management is a widely used term in the clinical research industry. This term is self-explanatory i.e. it is the management of clinical trials. A successful clinical trial happens when it is managed by an expert team of professionals who are equipped with imperative skills and knowledge in project management. For most of the professionals, clinical trial management refers to a software tool with which a trial is managed and trial progress assessed. But, there exists copious in clinical trial management beyond this.

It is believed that the project manager set the standards for successful conduct of the clinical trial which were followed by the clinical trial workflow. The current clinical research industry is facing challenges in identifying competent staff for project management with obligatory skills and knowledge. Hence there is an imperative need for trained and adept personnel for clinical trial management in the industry.

James Lind Institute offers Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trial Management (PDCTM) which prepares a student with the required skillset and knowledge for successful clinical trial management. The students are provided with the methodological approach for understanding the core concepts of clinical trials and their management thus enhancing their skills and knowledge to the level expected of a Clinical Research Project Manager.

The curriculum for the program - Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trial Management (PDCTM) is extensive, has been developed and evaluated by experienced industry professionals and is fully endorsed by the clinical research industry. Not only is this program suitable for new graduates but also for working professionals who either wish to grow further in their clinical research career, or those who wish to make a move to the clinical research industry from any other related sector.

Course Structure


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Course duration

Self Paced 4 to 6 months (Maximum duration 18 months)

A student enrolled in the Professional Diploma in Clinical Trial Management Course is expected to study online for a minimum of fifteen hours per week.

Course Assessment

Course assessment involves online multiple choice questions for each lecture, followed by assignments for each study module.

Overall academic performance in the program is measured on a 4 point Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) scale. More information about this is available here: Evaluation System

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria for the course would include either of the following:

  • MBBS/BHMS/BAMS/BPT/MPT/BDS/BMLT/Bachelor in Naturopathy & Veterinary Science /MD/MS.

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Sciences.

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Life Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology).

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Chemistry/Biostatistics/ Bioinformatics.

  • Graduate or equivalent degree in Nursing/Allied Health.

  • Candidates without any science background who have some work experience in clinical research such as CRC's, CRA's, CTM's / allied areas may also be eligible for this program. Please check with our counsellors for more information.

Fee Structure

Course fee for all JLI courses is very reasonable. Please use our Course Fee Calculator below to know the course fee applicable to you.

If you are not sure about the fee applicable to you for Professional Diploma in Clinical Trial Management, please send an email to or chat with our online counsellor.

For more details about the admission procedure please click here.

Academic Support

Throughout the course, the students can interact with the faculty and other students via the “Online Campus Tutoring Centre” to discuss any coursework related issues.

Each student enrolled in Professional Diploma in Clinical Trial Management course is assigned a mentor throughout the course who will be a senior professional from the Industry. Students are in close contact with the “Student Success Team” during the course and thereafter as alumni. To know more about the “Student Success Team”, click here

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