Notes and Plans for Biostatistics Course for Clinical Pharmacology Fellows

  • Less didactic with more examples and more practical information
    • Hammer simple points
    • Document "must knows"
  • Have students read in advance and minimize the use of the projector
  • Give homework and give tests for self-assessment
    • Homework can consist of analyzing small datasets, choosing tests and descriptive statistics, and interpretation of statistical calculations
  • Spend more time on interpretation
  • Consider presenting methods used in bad papers
  • Provide clearer learning objectives
  • Make sure all students meet minimum standards
  • Force reading and other work in advance
  • Each student will have to present one section of material for 20 min. (approx. 5 slides)
  • Add a new section on the scientific and ethical approach to research related to designs and prospective analysis plans
  • Obtain feedback during sessions
  • Remind students about clinics

For journal clubs, discuss
  • Nuances of trial design
  • Explanation of tests
  • Weaknesses
and consider assigning presenters to bring out some statistical points. Have a free-for-all after the presentation.
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