Online Course

Rheum4Science Module 7 - Randomized Controlled Trials

Date:

Expires July 1, 2024

Program Information

The creation of the Rheum4Science program grew out of the conviction that the teaching of science is important for rheumatologists in training and that adult learners benefit from a variety of resources and formats. Rheum4Science is designed to enable the learner to:

  • Examine the underlying biology and clinical research methodology necessary for the knowledgeable practice of rheumatology.
  • Understand the immunology elements and mechanisms integral to the pathophysiology of rheumatic diseases and drug mechanisms of action.
  • Apply an understanding of clinical research methods to interpretation of the primary literature in rheumatology and to patient care scenarios.

Target Audience
This module is targeted to rheumatology fellows in training, medical students, residents, practicing rheumatologists, and other rheumatology health care providers interested in strengthening their understanding of basic scientific principles and clinical research methodology relevant to the field of rheumatology.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize scenarios in which a randomized controlled trial (RCT) would be appropriate
  • Determine whether to trust the results of an RCT (assessment of internal validity
  • Accurately interpret the results of an RCT
  • Determine whether it is appropriate to apply the results of a study to a patient (assessment of external validity)

Registration Fees

Registration is complimentary

System Requirements

The ACR recommends that participants access and navigate the Rheum4Science modules in Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. See full System Requirements.

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