University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

BIOSTATS 6004EX - Design of Randomised Controlled Trials

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: External
Contact: Online
Restriction: Available to Grad Cert, Grad Dip, M Biostatistics students. Check with School for Non-Award Study.
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Pre-Requisite: BIOSTATS 6000EX & BIOSTATS 6001EX
Assessment: Three written assignments (30%, 30%, 40%)
Syllabus:

The aim of this course is to enable students to understand and apply the principles of design and analysis of experiments, with a particular focus on randomised controlled trials (RCTs), to a level where they are able to contribute effectively as a statistician to the planning, conduct and reporting of a standard RCT. Topics include: ethical considerations; principles and methods of randomisation in controlled trials; treatment allocation, blocking, stratification and allocation concealment; parallel, factorial and crossover designs including n-of-1 studies; practical issues in sample size determination; intention-to-treat principle; phase I dose finding studies; phase II safety and efficacy studies; interim analyses and early stopping; multiple outcomes/endpoints, including surrogate outcomes, multiple tests and subgroup analyses, including adjustment of significance levels and p-values; missing data; reporting trial results and use of the CONSORT statement.

Course Fees

To display course fees, please select your status and program below:

Student Status

Domestic
International

What type of place are you studying in

Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

Study Level

Undergraduate
Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

Program of Study

Study Abroad student tuition fees are available here

Only some Postgraduate Coursework programs are available as Commonwealth Supported. Please check your program for specific fee information

Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  

* This course is not normally offered to international students studying within Australia.


Course Outline

A Course Outline which includes Learning Outcomes, Learning Resources, Learning & Teaching for this course may be accessed here


Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 09/08/2021 Wed 18/08/2021 Fri 17/09/2021 Fri 29/10/2021


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Independent Study
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
25674 01EX 20 12 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.