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WORKSHOP: Clinical Epidemiology

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Clinical Epidemiology : Summer School unit, 5 day intensive Other events...
This 5-day fulltime, 6 point unit focuses on the application of epidemiologic research principles to questions relating to clinical diagnosis, prognosis and the efficacy of therapeutic interventions.

Unit outline This five-day unit considers: * design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials * non-experimental study designs in the evaluation of clinical outcomes * systematic reviews and meta-analysis * evaluation of diagnostic tests * economic analysis * ethical issues in clinical research

Within an evidence-based practice framework, emphasis will be placed on the critical appraisal of the scientific research evidence that underpins clinical practice (from primary studies to clinical practice guidelines).

Overall, the course aims to improve the participant's knowledge of clinical research methods and to develop a critical approach to the incorporation of research into clinical care decisions. In addition to formal lectures and 'hands-on' tutorials, the course will promote discussion and debate about clinical research and the sharing of clinical research experiences.

One of the outcomes of the unit will be an increased level of competence in preparing a competitive research grant proposal. As such participants will be required to work within a multidisciplinary research team to develop a (hypothetical) clinical research proposal, from the refinement of the research question, to study design, data collection, statistical analysis, ethical issues and budget.

This five-day unit will consist of a combination of lectures, small-group tutorials, practical demonstrations, discussion and ‘hands-on’ experience in research proposal development.

In preparation for the teaching week, you will be sent pre-reading on 5 November 2010.

Who should attend? Health professionals and health researchers interested in gaining a better understanding of clinical research methods and critical appraisal of the scientific literature related to clinical practice.

Enrolment and fees: Please go to the website for more information, including enrolment details.
Speaker(s) Associate Professor David Preen
Location SR3, CLifton Street Building, Nedlands Campus UWA
Contact Fiona Maley <[email protected]> : 6488 1261
URL https://www.sph.uwa.edu.au/courses/summer-school
Start Mon, 22 Nov 2010 09:00
End Fri, 26 Nov 2010 17:00
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Submitted by Fiona Maley <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 25 Oct 2010 09:07
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