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Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics, University of Cape Town

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About this Course

If you’ve ever skipped over`the results section of a medical paper because terms like “confidence interval” or “p-value” go over your head, then you’re in the right place. You may be a clinical practitioner reading research articles to keep up-to-date with developments in your field or a medical student wondering how to approach your own research. Greater confidence in understanding statistical analysis and the results can benefit both working professionals and those undertaking research themselves. If you are simply interested in properly understanding the published literature or if you are embarking on conducting your own research, this course is your first step. It offers an easy entry into interpreting common statistical concepts without getting into nitty-gritty mathematical formulae. To be able to interpret and understand these concepts is the best way to start your journey into the world of clinical literature. That’s where this course comes in - so let’s get started! The course is free to enroll and take. You will be offered the option of purchasing a certificate of completion which you become eligible for, if you successfully complete the course requirements. This can be an excellent way of staying motivated! Financial Aid is also available....

Top reviews

By AM

Dec 16, 2018

Klopper MD is a great teacher. There are other courses from another top universities about this topic, but I think this is my favourite. This the shortest in duration and most comprehensive among all.

By LK

Jul 29, 2017

Great course!! it is gonna provide you a good foundation in clinical studies if you want to start your career in clinical research! Clear explanation and comprehensive case study! highly recommended!

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By David Buchanan

Feb 19, 2019

Fantastic course. Gave me a much better understanding of trial methodology and the underlying statistics. The lectures are well paced and interesting. The assessments and quizzes help to underpin the course.

By Dr. R. Xenophon Kirby

Feb 18, 2019

Excellent and enjoyable course.

By JAMES BOATENG ADUSEI

Feb 15, 2019

Thanks to the team for putting together this course. Dr. Klopper to was excellent in the delivery

By Stella Abadi Alfie

Feb 05, 2019

Muy buen curso.

By Rodney A. Rosalia

Feb 04, 2019

The course provides a easy-to-follow learning track to understanding basic research methodology, clinical research and statistics. Completion of the course is mandatory to perform an clinical research internship at our institution, www.zmc.mk

By Víctor Manuel González Romera

Feb 02, 2019

It is a great course. Teacher is very clear and good examples and exercices

By Giancarlo Saal Zapata

Jan 31, 2019

Excellent course

By Christmar Dayana Quintero Luna

Jan 22, 2019

One of the best courses i've ever done! I really enjoyed it.

By John Nathanael Thomas Newman

Jan 22, 2019

Just an excellent refresher in biostatistics that put many things into perspective. I'll be looking more keenly and with a more critical eye at research papers and now I have more ammunition for doing my own research and writing papers.

By Matthew Wesley Bergsteedt

Jan 20, 2019

Thank you for this course. The knowledge learned was invaluable.