In this course, students will be introduced to the basic principles behind the design of clinical research trials to effectively test medical hypotheses. The critical components of a well designed clinical research protocol will be explored. Students will be exposed to the different types of clinical trials used in the industrial, government and academic sectors for pharmaceutical, medical device, or biologic interventions.
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.