Clinical Research & Medical Device 1 credit courses

Regis now offers one credit courses through the Regulatory & Clinical Research Management (RCRM) department which provide an intimate look at some of the topics that are at the forefront of regulatory/clinical practice in the industry with our expert faculty.

Courses may be taken as part of the MS program, or independently for professional development. Students do not need to be accepted into a program to enroll in the 1 credit courses.

Contact the Office of Graduate Admission for a current semester schedule or to register: 781-768-7330 or, or RCRM program director, Joni Beshansky,, 781-768-7008 for more information.

RA 633 Chinese Medical Device Regulation

This course introduces the student to the basics of Chinese regulations for medical devices and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) reagents. Subjects will include product registration, quality systems, manufacturing and distribution licenses and post market surveillance regulations. The course will discuss the strategy issues in planning a China submission and the process and requirements of product approvals by the China State Food & Drug Administration (SFDA). The instructor, Chang-Hong Whitney, has been in the medical device industry for more than 30 years and manages a China RA firm.

RA 630 Combination Products and Advanced Product Regulation

Combination products where a medical device is used in combination with drugs and biologics are increasingly being developed. During this interactive course, participants will be exposed to examples of combination products on the market and under development and discuss the regulatory issues related to these products. The instructor, Michael Drues, has worked for and consulted with medical device, pharmaceutical, biotech and regulatory agencies on a regular basis.

RA 634 Advanced Regulatory Strategy

As medical products become more and more complex, the regulatory strategies and clinical trials necessary to successfully bring these products to market will become similarly complex. Being able to design, implement and defend these strategies is a required and valuable skill for regulatory and clinical trial professionals Using case studies from a range of clinical specialties, participants will discuss a variety of regulatory strategies and clinical trial options. Michael Drues is the instructor.


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