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Randomized controlled trial in health sciences – why and how to run a high quality trial

Content of the course:
The randomized controlled trial (RCT) is considered as the most rigorous method of determining whether a cause-effect relationship exists between an intervention and outcome. The strength of the RCT lies in the process of randomization that is unique to this type of study design.

Aim of the course:
The present course will cover topics on how to run a RCT in health sciences, different types of trial designs, sample size calculation, choice of outcome, bias, placebo effect and the publication procedure.

Form:
Lectures and group assignments

Programme

Course director: Professor Søren Overgaard and Associate Professor Anders Holsgaard Larsen

Teachers:
Søren Overgaard, Anders Holsgaard Larsen, Stefan Lohmander, Søren Schou, Erik Poulsen, Robin Christensen etc.

ECTS-credits: 2,5

Course Venue: Odense

Course fee:
The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement".
For other participants there is a course fee of DKK 7620,-

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