A training course in “Clinical Research” has unique demand and value in the clinical research industry. Any MBBS / BHMS / BAMS / BPT / MPT / BDS / BMLT / Bachelor in Naturopathy & Veterinary Science / MD / MS/ Pharmacy or Life Science graduate is more likely to enter the industry provided if he/she has completed a course in clinical research. Clinical research courses are professional development courses, and not main stream education.
Clinical research courses could be any of the following:
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
Professional Diploma in Clinical Research etc.
A candidate can opt for any of the said certifications/courses to enter the industry. All these certifications reflect the candidate’s potential and knowledge to participate in clinical trial conduct. A good platform is needed to get awarded with such certifications to become clinical research professionals. There are many institutes in Bangalore offering such certification courses and programs in clinical research on various platforms. To be specific, an online platform would be suggestible one to opt a clinical research course as it is embedded with many benefits.
An online course in clinical research has many benefits as it has a blended learning facility and requires little investment to get certified. Most of the industries including clinical research companies, now-a-days, provide training to their employees through online platform, so the clinical research industry values and widely accepts online courses. The industry does not bias the candidate based on the mode of learning as long as the candidate has acquired the required knowledge and skills. It is interesting to note that many MNCs are now even conducting interviews online.
An online course prevents the relocation of the candidate for longer distances to opt for a course. Location of the institute does not matter in fetching a job in the clinical research industry. Remember! Industry looks for a candidate with good enough knowledge and skills in clinical research. An online course prevents the candidate from spending extra years in educating himself in clinical research. Those years can instead easily be utilized in gaining some valuable work experience. The online course facilitates the candidate to study while earning.
To conclude, an online course in clinical research is sufficient for a candidate to enter the industry or for a working professional to climb the hierarchy ladder in the industry.