Fundamentals of Clinical Trials

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This course will provide an introduction to the scientific, statistical, and ethical aspects of clinical trials research. Topics include the design, implementation, and analysis of trials, including first-in-human studies (dose-finding, safety, proof of concept, and Phase I), Phase II, Phase III, and Phase IV studies. All aspects of the development of a study protocol will be addressed, including criteria for the selection of participants, treatments, and endpoints, randomization procedures, sample size determination, data analysis, and study interpretation. The ethical issues that arise at each phase of therapy development will be explored.

This course contains 12 modules. The modules will be released Monday of each week, with the exception of some holiday weeks. Most students should plan to spend 4 – 6 hours on each module. Students will have until February 14, 2014 to earn a HarvardX certificate.

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This course will provide an introduction to the scientific, statistical, and ethical aspects of clinical trials research. Topics include the design, implementation, and analysis of trials, including first-in-human studies (dose-finding, safety, proof of concept, and Phase I), Phase II, Phase III, and Phase IV studies. All aspects of the development of a study protocol will be addressed, including criteria for the selection of participants, treatments, and endpoints, randomization procedures, sample size determination, data analysis, and study interpretation. The ethical issues that arise at each phase of therapy development will be explored.

This course contains 12 modules. The modules will be released Monday of each week, with the exception of some holiday weeks. Most students should plan to spend 4 – 6 hours on each module. Students will have until February 14, 2014 to earn a HarvardX certificate.

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2 years, 3 months ago
Very good, Very useful, super interesting and complete content. I learned a lot and got great results in my profession. Excellent.
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4 years, 3 months ago
This course is a wonderful opportunity for those who work with clinical trials to exchange information and share their experience. Unfortunately I was not able to finish the course. I am always checking the website to see if it is possible to enroll and take the course again. Do you by any chance have an idea of when you are having this course again? Please consider my request. Thank you.
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4 years, 4 months ago
An awesome class from Harvard University that brings together statisticians, clinical researchers, and ethicists to present the various stages of a clinical trial. Students will learn about the rigorous mathematical and statistical requirements that go into analyzing data, the steps involved in getting approval from an institutional review board, and the implications of research. The homework assignments are pretty easy – I think that the purpose of this course is more for teaching than for working through difficult problem sets. A must-have for anyone who wants to learn how the FDA works.
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