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MPH2036 - Controlled clinical trials

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Prof C Reid


Alfred Hospital Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Skills for the design, implementation and analysis of randomised controlled clinical trials. Formulation of the research question, selection and recruitment of study subjects, comparability of groups, randomisation, defining the manoeuvre for developing and executing the measurements, interpreting findings, managing outcomes and considering issues of ethics, budget and quality assurance.


On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. design a protocol for a randomised controlled clinical trial;
  2. clinically appraise a protocol of a randomised controlled clinical trial.


Written assignments
Oral presentation


MPH1040 and MPH1041 or MPH1030 and MPH1031