Intro to Randomised Controlled Trials – Online Medical Course
Discover the importance of trials in evidence-based medicine and learn about the trial lifecycle from conception to publication with this online medical course from the University of Birmingham.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for new or existing clinical trial staff. It may also be of interest to anyone looking to learn more about the wider randomised controlled trials process.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Describe the key features of the randomised controlled trial and explain why it provides the best evidence of the effectiveness of healthcare interventions.
Formulate a clear research question using the PICO (Population, Intervention, Comparator, Outcome) format.
Describe the regulatory and ethical legal frameworks that govern trials and list the processes implemented into trials to ensure patient safety and data integrity.
List and define the essential documents and management plans required to plan and deliver efficient and successful randomised controlled trials.
Recognise the benefits of involving patients and the public in the design and delivery of trials.
Identify the varied roles and responsibilities of specialist trial staff.