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Clinical Trial Design

Clinical research is research conducted on human beings with the goal of generating useful knowledge about human health and illness. A clinical trial is one type of clinical research that seeks to answer a scientific or medical question about the safety or potential benefit of an intervention such as a medication, device, behavior, or training. This module is divided into 3 required components and 1 recommended video.  Once you have completed all required parts, please link to the evaluation after which you will be directed to a certificate of completion for your education records.

 

 

 Module Objectives

 At the conclusion of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe five types of clinical trials.
  • Discuss basic concepts associated with clinical trial designs.
  • Discuss the objectives, endpoints and standard design for Phase I clinical trials.
  • Discuss the objectives, endpoints and standard design for Phase II clinical trials.
  • Discuss the objectives, endpoints and standard design for Phase III clinical trials.
  • Discuss the at least 3 goals that can be used for Phase IV  clinical trials.
Required   

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Types of Clinical Trials (7 ½ minutes)

Key Concepts (22 minutes)

Phases of Clinical Trials (17 minutes)

Part 1 Handout

Part 2 Handout

Part 3 Handout

ResourcesEvaluation 
Recommended   

Videos

Last updated by Ness, Elizabeth (NIH/NCI) [E] on Jul 24, 2016