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Introduction to Design, Conduct and Analysis of Clinical Trials 2019

We regret to inform you that this couse has been cancelled. 

Registered delegates will be contacted to provide refunds as soon as possible.

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Date: 24th - 26th June 2019


This course will give participants an understanding of the key features of pragmatic trials and of the processes involved in setting up and conducting pragmatic trials.  Teaching will consist of short lectures followed by group work and by the end of the course participants will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of conducting and analysing pragmatic, complex intervention clinical trials.  The course will conclude with workshops where learning will be put into practice and participants will produce a trial protocol.

Course content

  • The role of pragmatic trials in healthcare
  • Designing interventions, randomisation, choosing outcomes, sample size consideration
  • Trial Management, trial set-up, recruitment, data collection
  • Quality assurance, quality control, adverse event reporting
  • Statistical analysis
  • Economic analysis
  • Trial reporting

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 principle investigators, research nurses, PhD students and early career researchers and trial managers.

Previous participants of this course have said 

"This is one of the best courses I have attended.  Excellent speakers, level of knowledge, well pitched, relevant and useful.  Staff very approachable and friendly"
"Great course, thanks!"
"I really enjoyed the course.  Very informative.  Many thanks for your hard work"
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