Clinical Epidemiology: Randomized Clinical Trials (AMC PhD Program)

Information about the course Clinical Epidemiology: Randomized Clinical Trials.

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


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

      Scheduled dates:

      • tba


      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.


      The course is given in English.


      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.


      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 / /tel. +31 (0)20 - 566 5820.

      More information:

      From the course coordinator or AMC Graduate School / / room E2-172 / tel. +31 (0)20 - 566 4618.


      AMC Graduate School
      Tel: +31 (0)20 - 566 3108