Biostatistics and Trial Design: An Interactive Review for Pharmacists

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:45-10:45 am
UAN: 0107-9999-18-261-L01-P
0.2 CEU/2.0 hr
Pharmacists need to have a basic understanding of trial design and biostatistics to interpret the medical literature.  This activity will present these topics in an easy to understand format with several case examples of how to apply knowledge of statistics and trial design to the medical literature.
Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this application-based CPE activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe basic terms in biostatistics related to types of data studied, measures of central tendency, and descriptors of population distribution variability.
2. Compare and contrast different statistical tests to determine significance and apply them to a given clinical trial.
3. Discuss study designs and the level of evidence each design can achieve.
4. Appraise the results of a biomedical study and its applicability to practice including bias and confounding, internal and external validity, and numbers needed to treat/harm.

Darla Eastman
Darla Eastman, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences
Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Des Moines, IA

Geoffrey C. Wall

Geoffrey C. Wall, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CGP

Professor of Clinical Sciences
Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Des Moines, IA