Course Overview

Statistical Concepts PreviewThis course reviews statistical terminology, provide an understanding of statistics, and explain trial design from a clinician’s viewpoint. Most importantly, the course will illustrate how statistical tests are chosen and interpreted. The course is designed to allow you to think like a statistician, but it is not designed to teach you to be a statistician. The course will emphasize the importance of an ongoing collaboration with a statistician. It is this collaboration that creates synergy, enhances creativity, and improves trial design, execution, and analysis.

You should expect to spend approximately 12 hours of study time to complete the course.

Course Objectives

  • Identify patient populations and calculate the appropriate sample size for clinical trials.
  • Choose the trial endpoint and treatment difference to be detected.
  • Select statistical tests.
  • Interpret P-Values and determine statistical significance.
  • Determine the probability of detecting the drug effect.

Who Should Attend

  • Physicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Clinical research administrators
  • Clinical trial associates

Download Course Outline/Overview

  • Introduction to Statistical Concepts in Trial Design
  • Patient Population
  • Control Treatment
  • Is the Experimental Treatment Better?
  • P-Values and Statistical Significance
  • Calculating the Sample Size of a Trial
  • Choice of a Statistical Test

Pharmaceutical Education & Research Institute, Inc. (PERI) is pleased to make continuing education credit available to you for completion of this program. To receive credit, you must complete the entire program and submit the Continuing Education Application form directly to the PERI Registrar. Additional $35 fee applies for students who are applying for continuing education credit.

Continuing Education: Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Education & Research Institute, Inc. (PERI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number is #0708-0000-15-990-H04-P. 1.2 continuing education units (CEU) are available for this program. Initial Release Date: 06/15/2015. Expiration Date: 06/15/2018. This is a knowledge based CPE activity.

Continuing Education: Medical
PERI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PERI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participant in the activity.

Minimum Hardware Requirements
Windows 98/2000/NT/XP
Mac computer with an Intel processor
Pentium III processor at 500 MHz
128 MB RAM

Minimum Software Requirements
Web browser such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 6+, Safari
Adobe Acrobat Reader and Flash plug-ins
Access to the Internet with any connection 56K or above

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Course Details

Online Course
4-Month Access
$645.00 Registration Fee




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  • 1 “I have heard many of these terms before, but this course brought it all together.”

  • 2 “I have a better understanding of what my colleagues do and expect more effective communication based on an understanding of the whole process.”

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