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Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis Research Seminar

East Baltimore
1st Term
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Class meets at 12:15 - 1:15 PM. The course will also meet on the First Thursdays of the month: Thursdays at 8:30 - 9:30: 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 2/1, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, and will be recorded.
Thursday, 12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Designed to help students achieve CTES-specific competencies and prepare for the written comprehensive and oral examinations. Support progress on theses and dissertations and provides opportunities for students to interact with CTES faculty and other trialists and evidence synthesis experts. Presents methods and appraises manuscripts addressing clinical trial design, conduct, analysis, and reporting as well as topics related to the synthesis of evidence using systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis products.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Read and critically appraise clinical trials and evidence synthesis manuscripts.
  2. Practice presenting and facilitating discussion of a scientific manuscript
  3. Identify best practices for presenting thesis and dissertation research to students and faculty
  4. Develop strategies for responding to comments and questions from thought leaders in the field about thesis and dissertation research.
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 70% Participation - Must attend 6 of 8 scheduled sessions
  • 20% Presentation(s)
  • 10% Discussion Board
Special Comments

Students are expected to complete the weekly readings PRIOR to each seminar meeting. Sessions begin at 12:15 PM.
Except for 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 2/1, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2. Thursdays at 8:30 - 9:30.