Clinical Epidemiology: Randomized Clinical Trials

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Goal:
After following this course, the participant should be able to write the protocol for a randomized clinical trial.

Format:
The course runs two times a year on four half-day sessions on consecutive weeks. (09.00 - 12.30 hrs).

Scheduled dates:
December 1, 2, 5 and 6, 2016
June 15, 16, 19 and 20, 2017

Content:
Phase I-IV research; types of trial design (parallel groups, cross-over, factorial, cluster-randomized & sequential designs); defining hypothesis, power and sample size and study objectives (superiority, equivalence, non-inferiority); defining the population of patients; blinding, randomization, placebo; CONSORT; data handling; randomization schemes; practical issues; Data Safety Monitoring and stopping rules; data-analysis and presentation; missing values; costs.

Target audience:
AMC PhD candidates who will be involved in a randomized controlled trial.

Language:
The course is given in English.

Certificate:
To qualify for the certificate, the participant must attend all lectures and complete all assignments satisfactorily. Attendance is registered.

Study load:
16 hours, which is comparable to 0.6 ECTS points.

Number of participants:
Maximum 25 per course.

Costs:
No charge for registered AMC PhD candidates. Employees of the AMC or AMC Medical Research BV can participate provided slots are available. All other participants are charged a fee of 625 euro.

Course coordinator:
Prof.Dr. A.H. Zwinderman / Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (KEBB) / a.h.zwinderman@amc.uva.nl /tel. +31 (0)20 566 5820

More information:
From the course coordinator or AMC Graduate School / graduateschool@amc.uva.nl / room J1A-112 / tel. +31 (0)20 566 4618

Contact

AMC Graduate School
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Tel: +31 (0)20 - 5663108