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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

CC
Jun 4, 2020

I would highly recommend this course as I found it well-structured and helpful. After studying all the materials, I gained a great amount of knowledge in designing and interpretating clinical trail.

JQ
Oct 25, 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.

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By Jacobo D A P

Apr 18, 2021

This course´s perfect for people that want to start in the clinical trials business

By Eliseo L H

Nov 25, 2019

Excellent course for those who do not know and want to learn about clinical trials.

By Srijita

Nov 22, 2020

This course covers a wide section very nicely with examples for easy understanding

By Diana M

Nov 17, 2020

The course is great for those who are at the beginning of clinical research field.

By prashanth

Jun 27, 2020

Much better course for those who want to improve thier skills in clinical research

By Thennavan U

May 20, 2020

Excellent course and it's helpful for the understanding of clinical trials clearly

By Lindele M

Jul 9, 2020

Highly recommended and informative, I don’t regret doing this course. Thank you.

By sejo v

May 6, 2019

very informative online course for those who working in Clinical Research Field

By Ala E

Apr 23, 2019

Excellent course. The material presented was well organized and easy to follow.

By Joseph F y s

Jun 2, 2020

it's a very important course for all who want to know about clinical research

By Shubhendra S T

Jan 2, 2020

Gives a good understanding on how Clinical Trial works and its various types.

By Evgeny S

Sep 4, 2018

This is a very good course to form a broad knowledge in clinical trial design

By Surya P V

May 21, 2020

It is an excellent course that enriched my understanding of clinical trials!

By Karnaditya R

Mar 28, 2018

This has been a very helpful venture for my Public Health career. Thank you.

By Yijun C

Oct 19, 2016

very informative course. give me a overall picture of clinical trial design.

By Sergio I R G

May 19, 2020

Excelente curso para conocer los principios básicos sobre ensayos clínicos.

By Sudeep K G

Dec 12, 2019

The course was very extensive and informative and useful for all. Thank you

By Dai Y

Nov 14, 2019

Very good experience and thorough detailed explanation of clinical trails!!

By Sixtus A

Jan 30, 2019

A great introductory course in clinical trials; designs and interpretation.

By Roberta B

Nov 2, 2018

A very good course: useful information explained in a clear and simple way.

By Tushar A

Jun 1, 2020

Excellent course to enhance your knowledge about clinical research methods

By Dorsaf

May 26, 2020

Fantastic way to learn more about clinical trials. Certification worth it.

By Anamarija M

May 17, 2020

a very useful course, it provides basic information for clinical studies.

By Tyrnnon S

Jan 15, 2020

Really helpful course to take as an introduction to clinical trial design

By Gaye T

Nov 25, 2019

It was very informative and easy to access, follow and complete course :)