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Melbourne MicroCerts

Six-week online short courses from the University of Melbourne and VCCC Alliance.

Course dates

2024 Clinical Trial Protocol Design – $990.00. Learn more and enrol

2024 Using Genomic Data for Personalised Care – $990.00. Learn more and enrol

2024 Drug Commercialisation Fundamentals – $990.00. Learn more and enrol

Emerging Topics in Oncology series

Six-week, online courses designed for health professionals and researchers

Learn from leading oncological experts by enrolling in new Melbourne MicroCerts, delivered online through the University of Melbourne. Co-designed with the VCCC Alliance, courses provide practical, in-demand skills that students can immediately apply to their workplace, or step into rewarding roles in the specified areas.

Whether you’re looking to upskill, expand your knowledge or take the next step in your career, these courses will set you up for success. Melbourne MicroCerts will give you comprehensive knowledge, specific skills, and capabilities that you need within a short period of time.

Enrol as an individual, or managers, sponsor a group to rapidly upskill your team.


Clinical Trial Protocol Design

Clinical trials can be life-changing for current patients and help drive breakthroughs for future generations. Health professionals, researchers and others in the oncology sector will gain the practical knowledge needed to develop and implement a clinical trial. You will develop a plain language statement and protocol outline as part of your assessment.

Time commitment is approx 4 hours per week, delivered flexibly, allowing you to learn on your own schedule, within the timeframe. 

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Drug Commercialisation Fundamentals

Taking a therapeutic drug from bench to bedside involves a complex, collaborative industry effort. Health professionals, researchers and others will gain a stronger understanding of the drug commercialisation pipeline and how to take a product from discovery to commercial success. You will develop a grant proposal and a pitch as part of your assessment. 

Time commitment is approximately 4 hours per week, delivered flexibly, allowing you to learn on your own schedule, within the timeframe. 

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Using Genomic Data for Personalised Care

In this course you will gain a solid understanding of the key components used to interpret genomic data. Examine genomic mutations specific to cancer patients, explore genome sequencing methodology, and learn about new techniques for collecting and storing genomic samples. Review contemporary case studies and be introduced to the latest advances in genomic technologies and clinical applications. Discover how these breakthroughs are helping prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. The practical experience you gain will be immediately applicable to your professional context.

Time commitment is approx 4 hours per week, delivered flexibly, allowing you to learn on your own schedule, within the timeframe. 

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Special offer on course fee

A discount is currently being offered on this course: 

5% discount for a group of 3+ people
10% for VCCC Alliance member organisation employees
25% for University of Melbourne staff
30% for University of Melbourne alumni

Please contact UoM Student Support to obtain your discount code.

Pathways to further study

Courses can be taken as a stand-alone course or complemented with any other Melbourne MicroCert in the Emerging Topics in Oncology series to deepen your knowledge and skills.

It also offers a pathway – otherwise known as advanced standing – into the Master of Cancer Sciences. To use it this way, you need to complete four Melbourne MicroCerts, two from the Emerging Topics in Oncology series, then apply for credit towards the qualification.

The series includes:

Clinical Trial Protocol Design

Drug Commercialisation Fundamentals

Using Genomic Data for Personalised Care


For information contact Grace Chan, VCCC Alliance Leadership Program Manager.

The Melbourne MicroCerts, Emerging Topics in Oncology series is co-designed by the VCCC Alliance with the University of Melbourne.

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