Course overview and trial design

Upon completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Define randomized controlled trial
  • Identify three alternative study designs to randomized controlled trials
  • Identify five reasons for not conducting randomized controlled clinical trials
  • Identify four reasons for conducting randomized controlled clinical trials
  • Describe four randomized trial designs.

Written by:

Dennis Black

Biography :

Dennis Black is a professor at the School of Medicine, UCSF.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
BMJ and UCSF 4 credits, 4:00 hours The BMJ and UCSF have assigned 4 hours of credit to this module.

Release date

04 Feb 2016

Last updated

04 Feb 2016