University of Technology Sydney

60002 Clinical Trials: Evidence and Design

2cp; 3 x 1.5hrs workshops (online), self-paced modules (online)


Clinical trials are an essential tool for establishing the safety and efficacy of medical treatments and are integral to evidence-based medicine and the regulation of therapeutic goods. Understanding how to interpret clinical evidence is important for a range of professions including pharmaceutical, clinical practice, and health research and policy.

In this subject, students learn about different elements of clinical trial design and how this relates to the quality of evidence that is produced. Students learn how to interpret the evidence from clinical trials, and how this evidence is used for drug development, clinical care and the approval of therapeutic goods.

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