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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....

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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.

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 Erik A

May 22, 2020

Excelent course

By محمود م

Aug 27, 2019

Too long period

By Fernando A V

Mar 1, 2018

Really useful !

By Fernando H D

Oct 4, 2016

Amazing course!

By Ana R A

Apr 13, 2021

really helpful


Jun 7, 2020

Perfect course

By Miriam C V F

Apr 7, 2020

Really useful!

By Christopher H

Dec 30, 2019

Learned a lot!

By Tereza F

Apr 3, 2016

nicely done :)

By Sarah A

Oct 23, 2020

Great course!

By Chen W C

Jun 19, 2019

Nice lecture!

By Cansu d M

May 3, 2018

Great course.

By Jyoti B G

Aug 24, 2017

Superb course

By Alma D

Jun 7, 2016

Great course!

By Ikartini A

Nov 19, 2020

Good course!

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Oct 20, 2020

Great course

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Aug 1, 2020

Great Course

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Feb 5, 2020

great course

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Jan 16, 2020

great course

By Tomasz C

Nov 23, 2019

Very helpful

By Jordon J

Mar 1, 2018

Really great

By Uriel A P F

Jan 17, 2018

great course

By Shaker A

Jun 29, 2017

great course