Choosing the intervention and controls

Upon completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Describe aspects of the experimental intervention that should be defined in the planning stages of a trial
  • Identify at least three important functions of a control or comparator intervention in a trial
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of common controls for pharmacologic, surgical, or behavioral interventions.

Written by:

Alison Huang

Biography :

Alison Huang is a associate 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