The Five Phases of Human Clinical Trials


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These types of research trials involve human beings.

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1. The focus of this phase of a human clinical trial is to see if the treatment does what it is supposed to do.

2. The focus of this phase of human clinical trials may use a placebo.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The interactive quiz and printable worksheet will test your understanding of human clinical trials. You will be tested on the phase that examines the long term effects of treatment and the phase that compares old and new treatment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize the assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • When new treatments are compared to old treatments
  • The phase that examines if a treatment carries out what it is designed to do
  • Examining the long-term effects of new treatment
  • The phase of trials where placebos are used
  • Type of research that involves human subjects

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on human clinical trials
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the phase of trials where placebos are typically used
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the phase that tests the new treatment

Additional Learning

To learn more information about human clinical trials, go over the lesson titled The Five Phases of Human Clinical Trials. The lesson uses these objectives:

  • Identify what clinical trials and human clinical trials are
  • Review all five phases of human clinical trials
  • Learn about the characteristics of the phases and what is accomplished in each phase