2023-2024 / EPID0006-1

Interventional epidemiology and clinical trials


10h Th, 10h Mon. WS

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)3 crédits 
 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)2 crédits 




Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Introduction Drugs development (Phases I, II, III, IV) Clinical trial methodology - Characteristics of a protocol - Particular clinical trial - Informed consent - Clinical trial analysis

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Clinical trials
Research in the medical field is organized most often through clinical and therapeutic trials. These trials belong to the particular branch of interventional epidemiology of the experimental type. The objectives of the course are defined for integrating the practice of clinical trials into a team of experts:
1. To acquire the basics to perform clinical trials. 2. Raise awareness of the use of multidisciplinary dialogue to acquire contextual knowledge.
  Evidence Based Medicine
Taxonomy of scientific evidence, effect estimators, clinical trial results analysis methodology and predictive power will be studied and documented by pragmatic examples.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

Courses will not be given

Recommended or required readings

Instructions will be given via mail or "supports de cours"

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

written exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred remote

Additional information:

Written exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

For the examination procedures, please refer to the official rules available on the University website.


Please, use only your ULiege email address (XXX@student.uliege.be) for any exchange of mails and specify in the subject line of your email the course code (EPID0006).
Professor Olivier Bruyère Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics CHU Sart Tilman, Bât B23 4000 Liège Tel.: +32 (0)4 366 25 81 Fax: +32 (0)4 366 28 12 E-mail: olivier.bruyere@uliege.be

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