This short course aims to provide you with a theoretical and practical understanding of trial methodology with a focus on understanding, critical appraisal and interpretation of published work. Materials will be derived from real, ongoing or completed trials. The course will involve lectures, task-based learning and facilitated group-discussion.
On completion, you should be able to:
- Understand the role of randomised trials and be able to explain the purpose of randomisation.
- Recognise and understand the principles of good trial design, conduct, analysis and reporting and be able to critically appraise and interpret trial results.
- Understand the processes of ethical approval, data and safety monitoring, informed consent, Good Clinical Practice and regulation as applied to clinical trials.
- Understand how alternative trial designs can be applied and the need for appropriate sample size calculations and outcome selection.
- Understand how trial results can be used to inform health policy such as NICE guidelines.
2 block weeks of teaching
One unseen examination
- Laura Magill (module lead)
- Rebecca Woolley (deputy module lead)
Stand Alone Course
- Clinical Trials can be taken as a stand alone course if required.
- It can be assessed or non assessed.
- To apply, or for further information, please contact the Programme Coordinator at email@example.com
- All applications must be received a minimum of one month before the start date of the module