The Simplest Guide to Clinical Trials Data Analysis with SAS
What you'll learn
- Get introduced to the Life Science/ Pharmaceutical industry in simple, visual pictures
- Learn the fundamental concepts of Clinical Drug Development / Clinical Trials processes
- Understand the various Phases of Clinical Trials in the context of SAS programming
- Get introduced to the various clinical study documents like Protocol, Statistical Analysis Plan etc.
- Understand raw data and how it is collected, stored, analysed and reported
- Work hands-on with sample study data that you will import, prepare, restructure and visualize
- Generate an actual Clinical Study Reports from the derived data you will create
- See for yourself how SAS programming is an integral part of putting a drug into the market
- A guide to the SAS Certified Clinical Trials Programmer Using SAS®9 Certification Exam
- Basic SAS Programming
- No prior Pharmaceutical experience is necessary
- Internet connectivity for working in the SAS Studio Edition using SAS OnDemand (no installation necessary)
This course gives an introduction to the Pharmaceutical/ Life Science industry in a simple and visual style that is easy to understand. It shows how SAS is used as a tool to work with the vast amount of clinical data within this industry. The course takes you through an example clinical study sample data, and generate various Clinical Study Reports that are submitted to the FDA (in the US) or other regulatory authorities in other countries. You will not only hone your SAS programming skills but will also learn essential concepts needed to work in the Pharma industry in the areas of Biostatistics and Clinical Data Management.
After the introduction to the pharma industry and learning relevant concepts about Clinical Trials, the course takes you through a hands-on training exercise to build the very important and fundamental Clinical Study Report called the Demographics Table.
You will begin with a sample clinical study data in an Excel sheet, then you will import it into SAS, derive all necessary variables as shown in the mock table, and finally generate a clinical study report. All this will be done using guided SAS Programming steps with detailed explanations at every step of programming. At the end of this course, you will have learnt to work with Clinical Study Data, generate a real Clinical Study Report, and extend those steps to build other reports that constitute Clinical Trial submissions to the regulatory bodies.
Prerequisites: You will need basic SAS programming knowledge to work with code discussed in this course. You can take my course on SAS programming ("The Simplest Guide to SAS Programming") available on Udemy.
A guide to the following SAS certification exam:
SAS Certified Clinical Trials Programmer Using SAS®9
Who this course is for:
- Anyone wanting to get into the Life Science / Pharmaceutical industry and looking to work in this field
- Want to take up a job as a Clinical SAS Programmer in a Pharma company or a CRO (Contract Research Org.)
- Want to just play with data using the SAS Programming concepts
My name is Aslam, and I love simplifying anything that appears to be a complex topic. I do this by using pictures (and lots of them!); pictures that are simple and illustrative to visualize the topic being explained.
Pictures help to encapsulate a seemingly humdrum and hard to remember concept by tapping into the visual areas of your brain. The more neural hooks you can build by evoking the senses, the easier it will be for you to recall the concepts and what it means. This is my whole basis of teaching this way that is to not only make my courses unique, but more importantly to engage and captivate my students into the topic under discussion.
We are visual creatures because most of our brain is wired for visual sensory processing. The quickest way to learn, remember and more importantly understand anything new is to not read it from a set of slides with a background narration from an instructor, but to visually see with your eyes what is being taught in the form of real-world objects, associate them to the topic being discussed, and then allow our brains to form those hard-to-forget indelible connections in our minds. That is why you will almost never find me using bullet points in my course lectures. By using the latest in touch-screen technology and a lot of on-screen sketches, I make the course lectures come to life ! I do this to have an impact on YOU, by LEADING your eyes to what you should focus on a slide, and letting your MIND follow-through, and to ultimately make you UNDERSTAND the topic. See it for yourself.
I work with businesses in understanding their complex problems, surfacing their business needs and offering viable technical solutions, overseeing change management, program benefits realization and organizational project management. I have also worked in the Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics and SAS Programming areas of the Life Science industry. I am a certified Program Management Professional (PgMP), Project Management Professional (PMP) and a SAS Base and Advanced Certified Programmer, with a Master's Degree in Management Information Systems.