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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

Jul 3, 2018

High quality course ! covering important areas and detailed lectures, more and better than a mere introduction. Congrats ! My only regret : I'd have liked to hear more about NI and equivalence trials

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 Luisa C P S

Jul 4, 2018

The videos had very usefull information but were not visually atractive.

By Pinky G

Dec 5, 2020

am eager to learn sample size computation but is not part of the course

By Edgardo S C

Nov 12, 2016

An excellent course totally recomendable. Very clear and focused.

By Julio C G d A

Feb 18, 2019

Good course!

Useful lessons, not tiring.

I learned a lot about it!

By Prathmesh P V

May 1, 2020

The Framing of the Questions in the quizzes could be improved.

By Jorge F P

Oct 11, 2017

Good general and broad overview of design of Clinical Trials.

By carlos f p

Nov 21, 2016

great course to refresh my knowledge and update some concepts

By Lavanya S N

Apr 22, 2020

very good course and nice assignment questions learned a lot

By Sudha R K

Mar 1, 2021

It was very informative lecture given by the instructors.

By Patel N M

Jul 20, 2020

good course to know the details of the clinical trials

By juan c

Sep 27, 2016

sometimes they go through important topics very fast ,

By Qianwen O

Nov 19, 2017

Informative and basic knowledge about clinical trials

By otterat

Oct 22, 2016

The course gives me more thoughts on clinical trials.

By Tiago J V S

Apr 1, 2020

Individual sessions a bit too long. But great value!

By Simisiolaoluwa O

May 10, 2020

Straight forward course with clear course notes.

By Amar L

Jul 17, 2018

Wonderful Teachers, it is helpful for my career.

By Anna B

Aug 16, 2017

Interesting general overview of clinical trials.

By David A

Oct 19, 2016

Great introductory course to Clinical Trials.

By Luciano R

Sep 4, 2017

Great introductory course on Clinical Trials

By Faisal I

Jun 14, 2020

Well planned and good overview of the topic

By taher h

Jun 6, 2016

a very good introduction to clinical trail

By Artem K

Aug 2, 2020

In my opinion this course is too short.

By Shizhao D

Apr 21, 2018

the quiz questions can be more in-depth

By Kumar S

Feb 10, 2019

its quite good course for overview....

By Megan D

Apr 27, 2020

Very informative, and great overview