Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology


An Introduction to Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials: Statistics for Non-Statisticians

Next course: November 2018 (Date: TBC)

Course Facilitator: Elizabeth George, MRC CTU at UCL

This course will provide an introduction to the principles and application of statistics in the randomised controlled trial (RCT) environment. It will explain what's important and why, and enable understanding of statistical methods and analyses in RCTs.

Intended audience

Non-statisticians working in clinical trials who only have a basic level of statistical knowledge at present and wish to be more familiar with the meanings of common statistical terms used in clinical trials and the interpretation of results. Generally this course is aimed at people with less than 3 years' experience in a Clinical Trials setting, although all applicants are welcome.

Programme contents

  • Basic descriptive statistics (refresher)
  • Estimation and hypothesis testing
  • Outcomes measures used in clinical trials
  • Study design and randomisation
  • Sample size calculations
  • Survival analysis

Registrations for the above-mentioned dates have now closed. If you have any questions about the course, please email ictm.cpd@ucl.ac.uk.