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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

JQ

Oct 26, 2019

Excellent beginner course on design and interpretation of clinical trials, complements a lot of what I reviewed on my classes and I would like to take a more advanced course on the topic. Thank you.

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 Ines L

Jun 27, 2018

very easy to follow and super useful in real life.

By Ruchika P C

Apr 25, 2020

really like the course, looking forward for more

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 Neeraj B

Sep 12, 2020

Very good and educational course. Learnt a lot

By Syed M S

Aug 28, 2020

Very informative, Adaptable and Succint course

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 Matheus S V

Sep 08, 2020

Awesome lecture! I'm really glad I took part!

By Diana T G

Aug 22, 2020

Very informative and easy to follow lectures.

By Huy T

Jun 23, 2020

Good! I like this course! Thank you very much

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 Rosario G C M

Jun 22, 2020

Clear explanation all throughout the course!

By Jitendra S

Apr 23, 2020

Best course to know more about Key Points of

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 Daniela H

Sep 29, 2020

Muy clara la información. Muy buen curso

By MASIHUDDIN

Aug 12, 2020

Very Informative and Interesting Course.

By TarakaRamarao. C

Jul 30, 2020

Excellent course for practice clinically

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