The module 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.
By the end of this module 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.
Module Attendance Required
2 block weeks of teaching
24th-28th February 2020
16th-20th March 2020
One unseen examination.
Laura Magill (module lead) E.L.Magill@bham.ac.uk
Smitaa Patel (deputy module lead) firstname.lastname@example.org
Stand Alone Course
This module can be taken as a standalone course if required. It can be assessed or non assessed. To apply, please contact the Programme Coordinator on 0121 414 7577 or at email@example.com All applications must be received a minimum of one month before the start date of the module For fees and entry requirements, please contact the Programme Coordinator.
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