Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Randomised Controlled Trials and Statistics


This course is designed to up-skill healthcare workers on how to design and bring to a conclusion a randomised controlled trial (RTC) for research purposes.

This invaluable course will be of interest to many in varied healthcare professions and specialities. The day will inform the thinking behind an RTC from concept to publication and it will refer to the particular type of statistics that is relevant to this type of study.

Upcoming course dates

  • Thursday, 14 December 2017 (9.30am - 5pm)
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Learning objectives

  • Understand the principals around the creating of a randomised controlled trial.
  • Have an increased knowledge of study designs which have higher proof of concept.
  • Have a better understanding of internal and external validity of a study.
  • Have more confidence of appraising existing published trials.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of the statistics used in randomised controlled trials.
Who is this course suitable for? SHOs and registrars in all surgical specialities
Fee Free for eligible NCHDs on the CPDSS programme or €300 for others.
Faculty Dr Rose Galvin, University of Limerick
CPD points 7.5
Location RCSI, 5th floor, No. 26 York Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
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Student testimonials

  • Will apply in future articles"
  • Improved by knowledge of RCT and statistics"
  • By far the best most clearly explained/delivered statistics session I’ve ever attended"