Postgraduate Course: Clinical Trials (PUHR11021)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Design of clinical trials, principles of analysis, and interpretation of findings.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On completion of the course, the student will be able to:
¿Understand the role of the randomised controlled trial in a range of areas of application.
¿Identify appropriate populations for different types of analysis.
¿Understand the principles of analysis.
¿Contribute to the design of clinical trial protocols.
Areas to be covered include:
¿Basics of clinical trial design
¿Randomisation, avoidance of bias, ethical issues
¿Types of trial design
¿Parallel groups, cross-over trials, sequential methods
¿Explanatory vs pragmatic trials
¿Analysis of parallel group studies
¿Cross-over trials design and analysis aspects,
¿Two period trials, multi-period trials N-of-1 trials
¿Trials for equivalence
¿Use of baseline values
¿Interpretation of results multiple testing, subgroup analysis published papers
¿Introduction to unusual and advanced methods of design and analysis
|Course organiser||Prof Gordon Murray
Tel: (0131 6)50 3233
|Course secretary||Mr Stuart Mallen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3227