MATH5906 Design & Analysis of Clinical Trials

MATH5906 is a Honours and Postgraduate Coursework Mathematics course. See the course overview below.

Units of credit: 6

Prerequisites: 24 units of Level III mathematics or a degree in a numerate discipline or permission of the lecturer-in-charge

Cycle of offering: Variable

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information: 

This recent course handout (pdf) contains information about course objectives, assessment, course materials and the syllabus.

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Course Overview

This course will provide an introduction to statistical methodology used in the conduct of randomised controlled clinical trials. We will start with an introduction to the basic philosophy and history of the randomised controlled trial, and discuss design issues such as methods of randomisation and sample size determination. Extensive use will be made of computer methods in analysing data sets.