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Statistical Principles and Clinical Trials - CLTR5007

Year - 2020

Statistical principles and concepts required to design clinical trials and analyse trial results will be introduced, including the appraisal of the appropriateness of analyses appearing in previous trial reports. Concepts which will be developed include an introduction to hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation and understanding of univariable and adjusted analyses. Students will undertake analyses of study data where outcomes are continuous, binary and time-to-event variables Concepts and issues involved in performing landmark analyses and in identification of key prognostic variables and their interpretation in a clinical trials context will be introduced. The basis for and understanding of sample size calculations for clinical trials will be covered. Analyses will be performed using statistical software. SPSS software will be supported but students may use any package they are familiar with and have available. It is the student's responsibility to purchase the software. Details will be given at the beginning of the semester.

Classes
Discussion groups and problem based learning

Assessment
Two online quizzes multiple choice, multiple answer quizzes (2x 10%), two x assignments requiring analysis, calculations, presentation and interpretation of results (2x 40%)

Textbooks
No set text, notes will be provided on eLearning. Other resources: spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Excel), statistical software capable of performing standard statistical analyses (e.g. SPSS).

Pre-requisites

CLTR5001

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: NHMRC Clinical Trial Centre
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Liz Barnes, Rebecca Asher
HECS Band: 3
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