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Short courses

The Department runs two short courses on approximately an annual basis. These are 'Research Methods in Sexual Health & HIV', and 'Methodological & Statistical Issues in Clinical HIV Research'.

Research Methods in Sexual Health and HIV

This years Research Methods in Sexual Health and HIV course will will take place Monday 13th – Friday 17th October 2014 in central London.

This 5-day intensive course is run by The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research and is taught by leading researchers from University College London. It is designed for all those within the field of sexual health wishing to improve their research skills. Through a series of seminars and practical sessions related to HIV, STIs, Sexual and Reproductive Health Research, the course aims to teach the following:

  • The principles of formulating a research question and designing a project
  • Qualitative, quantitative, bio-statistical and epidemiological research methods
  • A practical guide to research governance, ethical approval and good practice in research
  • How to critically appraise scientific literature
  • Presenting at conferences and getting scientific papers published

Research Methods Course contact:

Sarah Sterlini

020 3108 2103

s.sterlini@ucl.ac.uk

Methodological and Statistical Issues in Clinical HIV Research

This year's course will take place Monday 7th - Thursday 10th July 2014 at the Royal Free Hospital (north-west London, NW3). 

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This four-day short course is for healthcare professionals and those working in the pharmaceutical industry who have an interest in HIV. It is aimed at those with little or no prior statistical knowledge and typically includes:

  • Basic introduction to statistical techniques and hypothesis testing 
  • The use of survival analysis in studies of HIV infection 
  • The design and analysis of randomised controlled trials for antiretroviral therapy 
  • The role of observational studies in HIV infection 
  • The analysis of HIV RNA data and the use of surrogate marker endpoints in HIV clinical trials

Prices for 2014 are- 

NHS/Academic: £500 Pharmaceutical Industry: £1200

For more information on future runnings of this course, please contact Pat Withington, Group Administrator, at p.withington@ucl.ac.uk

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