Introduction to Randomised Controlled Trials Workshop - Bristol

External Event - 10th Jun 2019

9:00 - 17:00

Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol, BS8 2PS

Bristol Medical School Short Courses in Population Health Sciences.

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the essentials of designing, conducting and analysing randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The course examines RCTs evaluating health and public health interventions in primary, secondary and community settings with individual and cluster randomised designs. It is designed for health care researchers, trial managers and coordinators, clinicians, public health researchers and specialists looking to understand RCTs and covers the following topics:  

  • Need for randomised trials
  • Design of trials
  • Randomisation
  • Sample size
  • Feasibility and pilot studies
  • Trial planning, resourcing and working with the NHS
  • Trial initiation
  • Process evaluation for patient experience
  • Patient and Public Involvement
  • Optimising trial recruitment
  • Trial conduct
  • Protocol adherence and missing data
  • Cluster and public health trials, including in schools
  • Outcome assessment and Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  • Health economics
  • Primary and secondary trial analyses
  • Experience of being a Chief Investigator
  • Clinical Trials Unit support for trialists 

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