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About the Course

Clinical trials are experiments designed to evaluate new interventions to prevent or treat disease in humans. The interventions evaluated can be drugs, devices (e.g., hearing aid), surgeries, behavioral interventions (e.g., smoking cessation program), community health programs (e.g. cancer screening programs) or health delivery systems (e.g., special care units for hospital admissions). We consider clinical trials experiments because the investigators rather than the patients or their doctors select the treatment the patients receive. Results from randomized clinical trials are usually considered the highest level of evidence for determining whether a treatment is effective because trials incorporates features to ensure that evaluation of the benefits and risks of treatments are objective and unbiased. The FDA requires that drugs or biologics (e.g., vaccines) are shown to be effective in clinical trials before they can be sold in the US. The course will explain the basic principles for design of randomized clinical trials and how they should be reported. In the first part of the course, students will be introduced to terminology used in clinical trials and the several common designs used for clinical trials, such as parallel and cross-over designs. We will also explain some of the mechanics of clinical trials, like randomization and blinding of treatment. In the second half of the course, we will explain how clinical trials are analyzed and interpreted. Finally, we will review the essential ethical consideration involved in conducting experiments on people....

Top reviews

TS

Jul 04, 2018

High quality course ! covering important areas and detailed lectures, more and better than a mere introduction. Congrats ! My only regret : I'd have liked to hear more about NI and equivalence trials

OS

Sep 19, 2019

This course would be most useful to the participant if pursued within a short time-frame, of maximum of 6 weeks. Both lecturers were clear and good communicators. I would take more of their classes.

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By Karo L

Oct 30, 2017

Great course! Lots of useful knowledge and real cases.

By Michael V C

Aug 18, 2017

Excellent learning resource! Thanks JHU and coursera!

By Leonardo Z

Dec 27, 2016

I learned so much and am excited to take more classes

By Annette A

May 30, 2016

Intresting and informative course for design of clini

By Malgorzata M

Jan 29, 2017

Great time, I've learned a lot of new informations.

By Ines L

Jun 27, 2018

very easy to follow and super useful in real life.

By Tahir H

Jan 12, 2020

Nice information and happy to enroll this course

By paul s

Aug 16, 2018

they made a complex course simple to understand.

By Ting-Chun L

Jun 26, 2018

Very helpful! Especially for me as an oncologist

By Carina M

Feb 11, 2018

A lot of information about the topic. I like it.

By Otavio B

Nov 28, 2016

Excellent and very useful course! I recommend!

By Rose C

May 11, 2016

深入淺出, 邏輯清晰 且 補充資料完善

有望未來再參與該學院的課程!

bonus: 聲音甜美 ~

By Ariel J A Z

Jul 04, 2017

Excelent for understand about clinical trial.

By Eman A

Jul 28, 2016

thanks alot for teaching us this great course

By sharvari a s

Nov 07, 2017

Loved the course, super helpful! Thank you.

By Ricardo A M O

Aug 06, 2017

A very good course. I highly recommend it!

By Dr. S C

Apr 22, 2018

Very informative course for the beginners

By Ranganathan P

Jun 08, 2019

Excellent course, as usual from Stanford

By محمد ط م خ

Nov 08, 2016

well designed course and fair evaluation

By Emese B

Jun 01, 2016

Informative course also for clinicians!

By Vanessa P A

Jan 28, 2020

Amazing content, beautifuly explained.

By Petre M

Mar 21, 2019

Useful and interesting course for me.

By Ralph T

Oct 20, 2017

The course was engaging and on topic.

By Sally M A E

Oct 10, 2016

amazing and I have understand it tota

By Kocfa C

Nov 14, 2016

Wonderful course, excellent content!