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Our new Health, Education and Research Collaboration is a one-stop-shop for research and education.
The 6000 square metre site, housed in the Clinical Services Block and Ward Services Block of Wellington Hospital, is our commitment to promote and foster continuing education at post-graduate level.
The new facility will provide major opportunities for the teaching of nurses, doctors and allied health professionals, to be undertaken alongside cutting edge research, from basic biomedical science through to clinical trial activity.
The C&C DHB Research Office has also been created to assist all researchers to apply for funding and gain ethical approval. It will also offer statistical advice and financial management.
By fostering the sharing of knowledge, skills and expertise across the scientific, academic and health services, we can improve health outcomes in New Zealand.
Five private organisations will also be joining us as commercial partners.
On February 16, 2010, Victoria University Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health moved into CSB’s Level G and H. Click here for information about Victoria Universities courses for nursing and midwifery.
The first qualification the HERC is offering in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington (PGDipClinRes) is the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research. This is a distance programme that will provide clinical researchers with the skills for undertaking drug development and clinical trials, among other areas.
The Victoria University diploma will be taught mostly online by clinicians from Capital & Coast District Health Board and the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand, with Victoria University staff having advisory roles and some teaching roles.
The diploma draws on the research strengths of Victoria University (which also offers programmes and courses in the health-related sciences of biomedicine, nursing and psychology) with the clinical expertise of CCDHB and MRINZ clinical staff.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research will enhance the future performance of the health sector in the areas of clinical research and health education, and is the only qualification of its kind in New Zealand.
The programme began in Trimester Two 2010 (July 2010) and will typically be completed part-time within two years. A Masters by thesis in clinical research is being developed and planned for implementation in 2012.
Click here to see the course outline and costs.