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This short course will introduce basic statistical concepts that are fundamental to clinical research. It is designed for individuals with some exposure to statistics (either through course work or on-the-job experience) that is equivalent to an introductory statistics course. While a few formulae are included for individuals who are interested in computational details, the overall emphasis of the course will be on the application of statistical concepts to clinical investigation.
This course is designed for professionals in the pharmaceutical industry involved in clinical research, medical affairs, medical writing, and other disciplines, who need to be familiar with statistical concepts.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
Discuss basic statistical concepts such as variability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and p-values
Compare various study designs including techniques to avoid bias
Use statistical terminology with ease
Distinguish information needed for determining sample size