Module Catalogues

Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials

Module Title Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 2.50

Aims and Fit of Module

Clinical trials are a type of research that studies new tests and treatment and evaluates their effects on human health outcomes. Randomized controlled trials are considered as the gold standard in clinical investigation for collecting the highest level of evidence due to limit all sorts of bias. It is the most direct area where biostatistics applies in healthcare section. 

The aim of this module is to provide students an opportunity to gain sufficient knowledge on design and analysis of clinical trials using appropriate statistical approaches.

Learning outcomes

A	Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the principles of clinical trials
B	Acquire an in-depth knowledge of designs and classifications of clinical trials
C	Acknowledge standard operating procedures of statistical analysis for clinical trials 
D	Perform analysis on clinical trial data and interpret the results

Method of teaching and learning

The module is delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials over a period of 13 weeks. In lectures, students are introduced to the core principles, major methodology, and common topics in the area of trial design and analysis. Tutorials are given as a platform to address any specific question or issue from individual students.