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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

OS
Sep 18, 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.

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.

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By Montserrat P G

Jan 23, 2017

Es un buen curso para familiarizarse con el diseño y la filosofía de los Ensayos Clínicos.

By Charles O

May 25, 2021

Well designed and presented course, with a good overview of CT design and interpretation.

By Euan C

Aug 17, 2018

A great starting point for diving into the world of clinical trials. Now to learn more.

By Santiago F

Jun 22, 2017

Excellent and concise introduction to the design, analysis and report of clinical trials

By Dr. M S K

Jun 1, 2017

Very informative with lots of reading material, very knowledgeable faculties, thank you!

By Mary H B

Nov 8, 2020

The course was well-structured and the concepts are very easy to understand. Thank you!

By Dr S S

May 15, 2017

More quizzes, short lectures, more slides with video, more interaction with instructors

By Vitalii U

Jun 19, 2018

Very useful course to refresh knowledge. Materials presented in easy-ti-understand way

By Salma S E

Jan 6, 2018

Woow. It is amazing. Simple method of giving information to reach advanced knowledge.

By jacobo a

Apr 18, 2021

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

By Sanduni P

Sep 6, 2021

this course is very informative and will be a great help for my future career goals

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 Karan 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.