19-23 June 2017.
Course duration: 5 days (approximately 29 hours teaching).
Registration will start at 9.00am on the first day, the course will finish by 4.00pm on the final day.
Dr Sara Brookes, Dr Niamh Redmond, Dr Clare Thomas, Dr Zoe Tolkien (course organisers), Professor Alastair Hay, Dr Athene Lane, Dr Birgit Whitman, Dr Vikki Wylde, Dr Kerry Avery, Dr Suzanne Audrey, Dr Elsa Marques, Dr Chris Metcalfe, Ms Clare Clement, Dr Paul Whybrow, Dr Jeff Round, Professor Tim Peters, Dr Jelena Savović, Dr Jess Harris and Professor Richard Morris.
The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to and understanding of the key issues in the design, analysis and reporting of randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The course focusses on randomised controlled trials in the evaluation of healthcare and public health settings. Observational epidemiological study designs, including cross-sectional, cohort and case-control studies, are not covered in this course.
By the end of the course, students should:
Anyone looking for an introduction to randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and involved in the design, conduct, analysis or reporting of RCTs in the academic, public health or NHS sector. Students will be expected to have a basic knowledge of statistical methods up to the level of the 'Introduction to Statistics' course, and an understanding of research design up to the level of the 'Introduction to Epidemiology' course.
The introductory course covers the following topics:
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School of Social and Community Medicine
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Coffee, tea, fruit and biscuits will be available to all students. A light lunch is provided for all paying participants. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
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