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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Topics in Managment of Clinical Trials

June 19 - June 23, 2017
8:30 am - noon
2 credits

Course Number: 340.671.11

Course Instructor:

·         Roberta Scherer


Provides an overview of methods related to the day-to-day conduct of multicenter randomized clinical trials with an emphasis on the Coordinating Center perspective. Using case studies of multicenter clinical trials for illustration, emphasizes topics related to Good Clinical Practice, organizational models, applicable Institutional Review Board and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, methods for randomization and treatment allocation, adverse event reporting, safety and performance monitoring. Encourages discussion of methods, including alternatives to usual practice.

Student Evaluation: One short paper

Learning Objective:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to apply competencies gathered throughout this and other epidemiology or biostatistics courses on key components of multicenter clinical trials; practice developing strategies applicable at most participating centers in a Multicenter setting including writing study policies and procedures; enhance skills to conduct randomized controlled trials.  

Prerequisite: 340.601 or 340.751

Grading Options: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail