Designing and Conducting Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trials

Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial (RCTs) are the ‘gold standard’ test for evaluating whether a new intervention is better than an existing one and are routinely used in both real-world healthcare and public health settings. Academics working in the Bristol Trials Centre (BTC) and the University of Bristol (including those who are tutors on this course) have all been at the forefront of designing and implementing high quality pragmatic RCTs for this purpose.

Dates 13 - 17 May 2024
Fee £1,100
Format Online
Audience Open to all applicants

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This course aims to provide an understanding of the essentials of designing, conducting and analysing pragmatic randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The course examines RCTs evaluating health and public health interventions in primary, secondary and community settings with individual and cluster randomised designs. Please note this course does not go into lots of detail about regulatory approvals and research governance.

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Interesting and useful sessions. A mixture of live, pre-recorded sessions with trainers of various expertise and skills, interactive/ Q and A works well. Really appreciate the wide range of experts and topics throughout the five days

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Find out about the self-paced Materials & Recordings version of this course [UoB only].

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