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. 

Readings/Bibliography

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