It is the evidence from clinical trials and other intervention studies that guides practice in health. This unit provides an introduction to intervention study design, including ethical requirements, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), sample size consideration and basic concepts of data analysis. Students will learn by reviewing and critically appraising the research literature, developing their own research question/hypothesis and an intervention study protocol. Students will also learn about trial governance structures, practical research tools and translating study results into policy and practice.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - A CONCISE GUIDE TO CLINICAL TRIALS