HAR6116: Randomised Controlled Trials to Support Reimbursement Decision Making (online)

The Randomised Controlled Trials to Support Reimbursement Decision Making (online) module is led by Cara Mooney and Jessica Wright. It runs in the Autumn semester and is worth 15 credits.

 


Overview

The Randomised Controlled Trials to Support Reimbursement Decision Making (online) module is led by Cara Mooney and Jessica Wright. It runs in the Autumn semester and is worth 15 credits.

It is one of the modules on:

This module is available as a CPD option

This module is available in any year as a DDP module


Introduction

Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are of use when evaluating the effectiveness of interventions, as part of health technology assessment and decision-making. This module covers the appropriate use of trials, the range of available research designs, strategies to optimise recruitment, sample size, outcome measures, and the use of economic and qualitative methods alongside trials.


Objectives

This module aims to give students critical awareness of the issues involved in using randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to inform international health technology assessment decision-making.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate across a range of research methodologies and trial designs, to evaluate their appropriate use
  • Critically evaluate the critical elements of trial design and analysis
  • Design and plan a clinical trial within international and good practice procedures and guidelines, in the context of commissioning health technologies
  • The evaluation of superiority and bioequivalence


Teaching methods

  • Bespoke online material for the course will present the principles and techniques of trial design, and describe the procedures required to develop and undertake an RCT.
  • Exercises based around case studies of real trials will help develop students’ critical understanding of trial design and analysis and their skills in designing a clinical trial.
  • Guided independent study of methodological texts will deepen their understanding of issues in the design and analysis of trials.

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Information last updated: 11 October 2021


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