Last Updated

27 Jan 2020

LSHTM Call for Applications: Course on Design & Analysis of Cluster Randomised and Stepped Wedge Trials

This course offered by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) on Design & Analysis of Cluster Randomised and Stepped Wedge Trials will provide attendees with a clear understanding of the design and analysis of cluster randomised trials and stepped wedge trials. It will be held from the 6th to the 10th of July, 2020, in London, UK. 

Cluster randomised trials and stepped wedge trials are increasingly used to evaluate health and social interventions. These trial designs require specific methods of statistical analysis. This course will provide attendees with a clear understanding of the design and analysis of cluster randomised trials and stepped wedge trials. This includes the rationale for using these designs, specific design issues, the randomisation process, sample size calculations, analytical methods, ethical considerations, and trial reporting and interpretation. We will include case studies from low-, middle- and high-income settings. Participants will gain practical experience of data analysis using the computer package Stata.

This short course is studies on a full-time basis. Lectures and seminars will start at approximately 9.00 and end at approximately 17:00 every day, with an hour for lunch and tea/coffee breaks during the course of the day.

Who is this course for?

  • The course is taught in Stata. We require students to have experience of the use of Stata for standard epidemiological analyses (e.g. linear, Poisson and logistic regression).
  • Applicants should have a good command of English and a working knowledge of clinical trials and statistics.

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Applications deadline June 1, 2020.