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Fundamentals of clinical trials

CTM101

Gain a solid understanding of the main issues in the design and interpretation of clinical trials.

It is a core module for the Clinical Trials programme.

This module will provide a student with a solid understanding of the main issues in the design and interpretation of clinical trials. The module will outline the fundamental principles of comparative clinical trials in investigating effectiveness, efficacy and safety of treatments; and compare the benefits of clinical trials in comparison to alternative study designs.

The main features of clinical trials, including  methodological and organisational considerations, and the principles of trial conduct and reporting will be described. Key decisions surrounding design (including sample size), delivery and assessment of clinical trials will be explored.

Credits

15 [150 hours]

Assessment

Unseen written examination (2hr 15). If you fail the module, you are allowed one further attempt at the examination.

For full information regarding this module please see the module specification.