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Skills you will gain

Clinical ResearchTrial DesignClinical Trial DesignClinical Trial Management

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Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Pharmacists
  • Medical Doctors
  • Biostatisticians
  • Scientists
  • Biologists

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

2 hours to complete

Types of Trial Designs

5 videos (Total 56 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Lecture 1A: Comparison Structure: Parallel, Crossover, and Group Allocation Designs18m
Lecture 1B: Extensions of the Parallel Design: Factorial and Large Simple Designs10m
Lecture 1C: Testing for Hypotheses Other than Superiority: Equivalency and Non-Inferiority Designs12m
Lecture 1D: Adaptive Design11m
3 readings
Welcome Message10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
2 hours to complete

Randomization and Masking

3 videos (Total 67 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Lecture 2B: Types of Schemes32m
Lecture 3: Masking18m
1 reading
Welcome to Week 210m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
2 hours to complete

Outcomes and Analysis

4 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Lecture 4B: Influence on Design12m
Lecture 5A: Analysis by Assigned Treatment (Intention to Treat)10m
Lecture 5B: Subgroup Analysis6m
1 reading
Welcome to Week 310m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 320m
2 hours to complete


2 videos (Total 17 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Lecture 6B: Contemporary Ethical Issues5m
6 readings
Welcome to Week 410m
The Belmont Report10m
Common Rule 45CFR4610m
Declaration of Helsinki10m
HIPAA Privacy Rule Booklet10m
The Nuremberg Code10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m
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Top reviews from Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials

By OSSep 19th 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.

By AMMar 20th 2016

This course is well-designed, well-paced and well-structured. The study examples described in this course really help you understand the importance of design and interpretation of clinical trials.



Janet Holbrook, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Lea T. Drye, PhD

Assistant Scientist, Epidemiology
Bloomberg School of Public Health

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