Clinical Epidemiology: Randomized Clinical Trials (AMC PhD Program)

Information about the course 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 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2018.
      • March 14, 15, 18 and 19, 2019.

      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 E2-172 / tel. +31 (0)20 - 566 4618.

      Contact:

      AMC Graduate School
      E-mail: graduateschool@amc.nl
      Tel: +31 (0)20 - 566 3108