This course provides attendees with a clear understanding of the fundamental principles of Randomised Clinical Trials (RCTs), particularly phase III trials. Lectures and practical sessions cover the key issues to be considered in design, conduct, analysis and reporting, with a focus on major clinical trials which directly influence clinical practice. Topics are addressed with perspectives from both public sector research and the pharmaceutical industry.
The course is relevant to all those who want to gain an understanding of the rigorous evaluation of interventions in health care, including clinical research professionals, research managers, and other scientists with an interest in clinical trials.
The June 2015 course has been approved by the UK Royal College of Physicians for 30 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.
The topics to be covered will include:
For further information about the structure of the week, please view the Clinical Trials Programme.
Course MaterialsThe course will include some lectures, but the main focus will be on participatory practical sessions. All materials required for the course are provided. The following books are recommended as additional background reading:
The course will be coordinated by:
The course is relevant to all those with an interest in the rigorous evaluation of interventions in health care, particularly clinicians and others working or intending to work in the health services or related areas such as the pharmaceutical industry.
The total course fee for 2015 is £1,435.00. This covers participation in the course, course materials, tea/coffee, and lunch each day. It does not cover travel costs, or accommodation. Payable by: 18 May 2015.
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