Fundamentals of Clinical Research, 17

Title: Fundamentals of Clinical Research

Chair: Prof. Ashraf Nabhan

  • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ain Shams University
  • Co-chair of the HRP Alliance for Strengthening Research Capacity, WHO
  • Editor of Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth

Co-Chair: Dr. Marwah Anas El Wegoud

  • Deputy Director of the Egyptian Center for Evidence Based Medicine
  • Author and Referee at Cochrane Oral Health Group, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth and Cochrane Heart.

Educational aim

The main educational aim of these programs is to offer a challenging, flexible scheme of study invigorated by research, which advances clinicians’ ability to develop academic and practical insights into the use of clinical trials. Clinicians will be encouraged to develop a range of transferable and subject specific expertise using their initiative and thinking out problems themselves. Specifically, the programs aim to:

Day 1  The Basics

  • Conceiving the Research Question and Developing the Study Plan
  • Choosing the Study Subjects: Specification, Sampling, and Recruitment
  • Planning the Measurements: Precision, Accuracy, and Validity
  • Hypotheses and Underlying Principles of Sample Size
  • Estimating Sample Size and Power: Applications and Examples

Day 2  The Designs

  • A Practical approach to ethical issues
  • Designing Observational Studies
  • Enhancing Causal Inference in Observational Studies
  • Designing a Randomized Blinded Trial
  • Alternative Trial Designs



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