Goals

At the end of the CAS in Clinical Research, participants:

  • have a thorough understanding of the design, implementation, and analysis of various types of studies in clinical research: registry based observational studies, diagnostic and prognostic studies, randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • are aware of and can apply statistical methods to describe data from clinical studies and use regression models (linear, logistic, Cox, Poisson) commonly used in clinical research using statistical software (Stata)
  • can interpret the results of clinical studies, and discuss their relevance for treatment in the clinic and for public health overall
  • can locate relevant individual studies and review articles in standard literature databases
  • can assess study designs and study protocols and published studies with regard to the quality of data acquisition, measurement methods, and analysis