Module Catalogues

Clinical Trials: Design and Analysis

Module Title Clinical Trials: Design and Analysis
Module Level Level 4
Module Credits 5.00

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 in order 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 with an opportunity to gain sufficient knowledge on design, development and analysis of clinical trials using appropriate statistical approaches.

Learning outcomes

A	Demonstrate a thorough understanding on principles of clinical trials and its approaches
B	Demonstrate appropriate knowledge on designs and classifications of clinical trials
C	Acknowledge standard operating procedures of statistical analysis for clinical trials 
D	Demonstrate familiarity with recent developments and issues connected to conducting clinical trials  and analysis

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 and issues in the area of trial design and analysis. Tutorials are given as a platform to address any specific question or issue from individual students.