Clinical Trials: Design, Strategy, and Analysis

New medical innovations are constantly hitting the market and changing patient care and research - but what goes into creating these technologies? Researchers need to design, conduct, and report on clinical trials to create impactful technologies that can better our understanding of health and medicine. 
From learning frameworks and reporting methods to determining how to accurately collect, manage, and measure data, you’ll gain the knowledge necessary to understand the components that go into running a successful clinical trial. Whether you’re in a patient-facing role looking to implement research into your professional career or seeking how to better communicate and collaborate with colleagues working in the labs, the clinical trials course gives you the tools you need to find answers for your health and medicine-related inquiries. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand and apply the principles of clinical trial design, such as using frameworks to create research questions and establish study objectives
  • Ensure diverse, representative study populations by studying participant selection criteria and recruitment and retention strategies
  • Minimize bias and ensure trial reliability and validity through blinding techniques and randomization methods
  • Use effective data collection and management techniques to ensure data integrity throughout trials
  • Effectively communicate trial findings through an understanding of reporting methods, ethical considerations, and regulatory bodies

In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Credit Designation
American Medical Association (AMA)
The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.00  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

View the full accreditation information HERE  from Stanford Medicine

Course Page
Online, self-paced
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Center for Health Education