Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to:
To introduce students to the statistical challenges of clinical comparison of two or more treatments in human subjects
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
Familiar with terminology of the area
Able to contribute the statistical elements to design a standard parallel group trials
Able to carry out standard power calculation for continuous normal and binary outcomes in two group parallel trials
Aware of the importance of specifying primary outcomes and planned analysis in the protocol
Able to critically review a paper reporting a randomized controlled trial.
Able to analyze a AB/BA cross-over experiment with a continuous normally distributed outcome
Aware of the uses and limitations of the AB/BA cross-over design
Aware of the rationale and objectives of meta-analyses
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Referral Method: By set coursework assignment(s)
Method of Repeat Year:
Repeat year internally.
Repeat year externally.
Costs associated with this course
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential
textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory
reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic
requirements for each programme of study.
Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the
University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University
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Course texts are provided by the library and there are no additional compulsory costs associated with the module.