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Introduction to Design, Conduct and Analysis of Pragmatic Clinical Trials 2018

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11 June 2018 - 13 June 2018

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit, Yvonne Carter Building 58 Turner Street London E1 2AB
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Who is the course intended for?
Anyone involved in the design, conduct, analysis or reporting of 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 attendees will be able to:

  • understand the key features of pragmatic trials.
  • understand the processes involved in setting up and conducting pragmatic trials.
  • demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of the 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, recruitment, trial management, trial set-up, data collection, quality control, quality assurance, adverse event reporting, statistical analysis, economic analysis and trial reporting.
Teaching will consist of short lectures followed by group-work. The course will conclude with a ‘putting it into practice’ session where students will produce a trial protocol.

 

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