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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

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.

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.

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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 :)

By Ana B C S

Jun 8, 2018

Good way to get closer to Clinical trials and learn the basis about them.

By Diptiman C

Sep 27, 2020

It a great course for some interested in learning about clinical trials.

By jinjie c

Nov 28, 2019

Wonderful Course! I really gained a lot from this course!! Appreciate it

By Bharath K M

Jun 18, 2016

The course really deals with great insights of randomized clinical trial

By sonia y

May 9, 2020

This course is really helpful to know about randomized clinical trials.

By Alan A A T

Mar 26, 2021

Very usefull course for students who want to start in clinical trials.

By Miguel A

Dec 14, 2019

Excellent free option to engage in better appraisal of clinical trials

By Eduardo O D E

Jun 19, 2021

Excellent course to improve my knowledge. Thanks for the opportunity.

By tianjiao S

Oct 25, 2020

Very useful course. Fill many of my knowledge gaps. Highly Recommend!

By hardik p

Oct 2, 2020

Very well described and enriched with knowledge in a simple language.

By Y M

Jul 4, 2020

Excellent course, i learn so much from this course.

Extensive course.

By Chris M

Jul 19, 2017

Very easy to follow, concise yet informative.

Thank you and well done.

By Dr. V A

Jul 2, 2020

This one really helped me to understand the clinical trial overview.

By Braulio H V S

Nov 19, 2019

Excelente capacitación, contenido y formación.

Recomendado en un 100%

By Maureen V

Feb 12, 2017

An amazing chance to get clear in the clinical trials interpretation

By Alexander M

Oct 16, 2016

Very useful. Important aspects highlighted. Systematic presentation.

By Heba m

Aug 24, 2019

very interesting course , but need to be shorter and more practical

By Maria Ś

Jun 23, 2021

I enjoyed listening to lectures, learnt a lot as beginner. Thanks!

By Suprabha S

Oct 20, 2020

Wonderful course

Enjoyed throughly

Thank you so much mentors