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About the Course

If you’ve ever skipped over`the results section of a medical paper because terms like “confidence interval” or “p-value” go over your head, then you’re in the right place. You may be a clinical practitioner reading research articles to keep up-to-date with developments in your field or a medical student wondering how to approach your own research. Greater confidence in understanding statistical analysis and the results can benefit both working professionals and those undertaking research themselves. If you are simply interested in properly understanding the published literature or if you are embarking on conducting your own research, this course is your first step. It offers an easy entry into interpreting common statistical concepts without getting into nitty-gritty mathematical formulae. To be able to interpret and understand these concepts is the best way to start your journey into the world of clinical literature. That’s where this course comes in - so let’s get started! The course is free to enroll and take. You will be offered the option of purchasing a certificate of completion which you become eligible for, if you successfully complete the course requirements. This can be an excellent way of staying motivated! Financial Aid is also available....

Top reviews

Dec 15, 2018

Klopper MD is a great teacher. There are other courses from another top universities about this topic, but I think this is my favourite. This the shortest in duration and most comprehensive among all.

Jul 28, 2017

Great course!! it is gonna provide you a good foundation in clinical studies if you want to start your career in clinical research! Clear explanation and comprehensive case study! highly recommended!

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By ioannis b

Oct 18, 2018

Excellent course. Clear and concise presentations. Highly recommended.

By Lisbeth T R

Jul 23, 2020

Excellent course material, the explications were simple but on point.

By Gregory P

Oct 15, 2019

Great lectures that covered content in a precise manner. Thanks Juan!

By W P

Feb 28, 2021



Nov 18, 2020

A very good introduction to clinical statistics. Highly recommended.

By Irfana A

Sep 3, 2020

v informative Course especially fir those who are from medical field

By Eleanor H

Apr 19, 2021

Very easy to follow and like the weekly reminders to stay on track.

By Manasvi G

Jun 6, 2020

It is really a wonderful course. I learned biostatistics very well.

By Omar A

May 31, 2020

Amazingly good lectures, easy to understand and thorough. thank you

By Zhanwu C

Jun 26, 2018

A very good introductory course on statistics in clinical research!

By Carolina N H

Feb 29, 2016

Very informational, exactly what I was looking for when I enrolled.

By M.C. D D

Jul 21, 2020

A wonderful course with a great instructor. I highly recommend it.

By Miguel A R M

Jun 27, 2020

Excelente curso, la información muy bien planteada. Lo recomiendo.

By Nguyên Đ

May 29, 2020

It's really good to get the basement in reading clinical research.

By Rachael K

May 12, 2020

a very useful and insightful course.really helpful for beginners.

By Matthew W B

Jan 20, 2019

Thank you for this course. The knowledge learned was invaluable.

By Dr. H H

May 16, 2018

Excellent course media, downloads and interaction with lecturer.

By Juan V g

Dec 19, 2016

an excellent course, very clear and easy to understand! thanks!!

By Santiago O

Oct 28, 2020

Excellent course! Very concrete with good examples! Recommended


Feb 27, 2018

Awesome Course.. Best course in Coursera for Clinical Research.

By Sean A W

Aug 5, 2020

A minefield of knowledge, but very interesting and empowering.

By Heather M J

Jul 11, 2020

Excellent course, it explains everything on Clinical Research,

By Jael E C

Nov 28, 2018

Excellent introductory course to clinical research. Thank you!

By medical s

Dec 26, 2020

Wonderful explanation!

Thank you for the excellent information

By Adama D

Nov 18, 2020

Great job keeping the concepts simple while getting in depth!