79303 - Lab 2

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course the student will acquire knowledge in key statistical components required when conducting a randomized clinical trial (RCT), especially in accordance to ICH E9 guideline. Particularly the student will be able to: - get familiar with randomization and blinding concepts; - understand different types of trial designs; - understand which aspects to take into consideration while designing a trial, defining a primary outcome, performing sample size calculation, and analyzing trial data; - define analysis populations appropriately in order to address specific research questions; - work with different types of outcomes and select statistical techniques accordingly.

Course contents

The course is concerned with real case studies. 


Selection of papers suggested by the teacher. 

Teaching methods

Classes, exercises, lab.

Assessment methods

Discussion of the case studies considered in class and analysis of a specific case study chosen by the student. 

Teaching tools

Materials available on Virtuale.

Office hours

See the website of Alessandra Luati