Designing and Conducting Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trials

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Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial (RCTs) are the ‘gold standard’ test for evaluating whether a new intervention is better than an existing one and are routinely used in both real-world healthcare and public health settings. Academics working in the Bristol Trials Centre (BTC) and the University of Bristol (including those who are tutors on this course) have all been at the forefront of designing and implementing high quality pragmatic RCTs for this purpose.

Dates TBC
Format Online
Audience Open to all applicants

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This course aims to provide an understanding of the essentials of designing, conducting and analysing pragmatic randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The course examines RCTs evaluating health and public health interventions in primary, secondary and community settings with individual and cluster randomised designs. Please note this course does not go into lots of detail about regulatory approvals and research governance.

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You will be able to register with our booking system from midday 17 September 2024. Bookings will be accepted from midday 8 October 2024. 

The course had very knowledgeable speakers, a clear time table and the option to do additional "homework" to solidify understanding

Course feedback, May 2024

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Find out about the self-paced Materials & Recordings version of this course [UoB only].

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