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140.633.81 BIOSTATISTICS IN MEDICAL PRODUCT REGULATION

Department:
Biostatistics
Term:
1st term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Pass/Fail
Contact:
Mary Foulkes
Course Instructors:

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Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses. Basic epidemiology and biostatistics

Description:

Provides a broad understanding of the application of biostatistics in a regulatory context. Reviews the relevant regulations and guidance documents. Includes topics such as basic study design, target population, comparison groups, and endpoints. Addresses analysis issues with emphasis on the regulatory aspects, including issues of missing data and informative censoring. Discusses safety monitoring, interim analysis and early termination of trials with a focus on regulatory implications.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the relevance and application of statistics to the regulatory process
  2. Differentiate between well-designed and conducted clinical research in the development and evaluation of new medical products
  3. Locate internet sources for regulatory requirements, and regulatory review and evaluation information
Methods of Assessment:

Class quizzes and exercises

Instructor Consent:

No consent required