Introduction to Design, Conduct and Analysis of Pragmatic Clinical Trials

From April 24, 2017 12:36 until April 26, 2017 12:36

Categories: Internal Course , External Course

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Who this course is for:

Anyone involved in the design, conduct, analysis or reporting of a pragmatic trials in the academic or NHS sector. The course will be of interest to new principal investigators, Research nurses, PhD students, early career researchers and trial managers. 

At the end of the course students will be able to:

  • understand the key features of pragmatic trials
  • understand the processes involved in setting up and conducting a pragmatic trial.
  • demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of the requirements for and process of designing, conducting and analysing pragmatic, complex intervention clinical trials.
  • produce a good first draft of a clinical trial protocol.

Topics to be covered include:

The importance of pragmatic trials in healthcare, designing interventions, randomisation, choosing outcomes, sample size considerations, ethics, trial set-up, recruitment, trial management, data collection, quality control, quality assurance, adverse event reporting, statistical analysis plan, trial analysis, economic analysis, CONSORT and trial reporting.

Teaching will consist of short lectures followed by group-work. The course will conclude with a ‘Trials in the real world’ workshop followed by a ‘Putting it into practice’ session where students will produce a trial protocol

Attendance is strictly limited to 20 people and early booking is recommended.

For further information and to book the course please see: