Understanding Clinical Trials
Clinical trials play a leading role in the evaluation of the effect of interventions, pharmacological and others. In this course, methodological and strategic issues in the design and conduct of clinical trials will be discussed. Hierarchies of evidence to support clinical and public health practice will be explored.We aim to prepare critical readers of the medical literature, and to contribute to train professionals able to design investigator-driven clinical trials, and to support clinicians and deciders at different levels of the healthcare systems. Rules for conducting clinical trials in Portugal will be addressed.
Students (former and current) and UP staff - 150; persons external of UP - 200