Courses Taught by Cathie Spino

BIOSTAT558 Clinical Trials and Study Design

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Spino, Cathie
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in OJOC/CRDSA program
  • Description: Review of the ways clinical trials are used as a research tool: design, randomization, sample size, compliance, masking, analysis of clinical trials data and stopping rules. It considers advantages and limitations of alternative types of quasi-experimental designs, nonequivalent control group designs, interrupted time-series designs, case series, cross-over designs, meta-analysis.
  • Syllabus for BIOSTAT558

BIOSTAT599 Planning and Funding Clinical Research

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Spino, Cathie
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in OJOC/CRDSA program
  • Description: This course encompasses four main areas of exploration: 1) the preparation of a written document whose focus is on an integrated research plan, including specific aims, background and significance, design, methods, logistical implementation and statistical analysis, and fiscal requirements; 2) the evaluation of clinical research plans; 3) identification of funding sources and their requirements; and 4) identification of the role of the research administrator in facilitating clinical research.
  • Syllabus for BIOSTAT599