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Design and analysis of clinical trials, 7,5 p (2008)


Sofia Andersson, Stefan Franzén and Ziad Taib (lectures) and Carl-Fredrik Burman and Malin Östensson (labs).  


The lectures take place at AstraZenecas in Mölndal while the labs take place lat the Mathematics Department at Chalmers.


After having completed this course the student is supposed to be able to handle the design and the analysis of the most common types of clinical trials including blinding, randomisation and sample size calculation. Moreover the student is supposed to master the most usual statistical techniques for analysing such trials.

Course book:

The book used is “Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials: Concepts and Methodologies (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics) (Hardcover) by Shein-Chung Chow, Jen-Pei Liu” and the material handed out at the lectures.

Course details:

Chapters 1-12 in the book plus the material in the handouts.


There will be a short written exam (2 hours) on the 11th of March 2008 and an oral exam on March 13th between 08.00-12.00. Notice that the lab work is compulsory.
Instructions for the examination


Summary of project subcourse

Lecture Notes:

·         Introduction to clinical trials

·         Basic Designs

·         Basic statistical methods

·         Randomisation and blinding

·         Designs for Clinical Trials

·         Cancer Trials

·         Continuous Data

·         Categorical Data

·         Sample size determination

·         Suvival analysis II, Cox regression


For more information contact: Ziad Taib

Phone 031-7761310 or 0707655471

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