Short Courses & Events
14th - 18th August, 2017: This five-day summer school introduces the essential research and quantitative skills needed to interpret published research and perform a basic statistical analysis.
12 - 13 September 2017
This popular two-day course aimed to provide key learning points and totally up-to-date information across general paediatrics. Practical, interactive and suitable for consultants, trainees and allied healthcare professionals.
14th Sept, 2017: In this one day workshop we consider how to critically appraise research papers. Each section in a paper is covered in turn and there is much emphasis on evaluating the collection and analysis of data as described by the authors. Widely available critical appraisal sheets are discussed.
18th-22nd Sep, 2017: This five-day course offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental aspects of research methods and statistics. From study design, data types, and graphs, through to choice and interpretation of statistical tests, with particular focus on standard errors, confidence intervals and p-values.
26th Sept, 2017: This one day course aims to familiarise participants with the R interface and the R language, in order to enable them to conduct statistical analysis; from reading in their datasets to performing mainstream statistical tests.
28-29th Sept, 2017: This course provides an overview of different regression types and details the application of multiple linear regression. Day one of the course focuses on the theory behind regression analysis, in particular linear regression, and covers the formulation, interpretation and validation of linear regression models. A second, optional day allows delegates hands-on use of a statistical package (SPSS) to see how the theory can be applied to answer a specific research question.
3 Oct, 2017: This one-day course offers an introduction to the uses and functions of the statistical software SPSS including data entry and editing, and the basics of analyses and graphs. The course is ideally suited to those with little/no experience with SPSS, but basic knowledge of statistics is advantageous.
9 - 10 October 2017
Aetiological Investigation of the babies identified by the Newborn Hearing Screening Program and diagnosed to have a hearing loss (from mild to profound), also covering investigation of older children, unilateral and progressive hearing loss & Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder.
9th Oct, 2017: This one-day course offers an introduction to the uses and functions of the statistical software Stata including data entry and manipulation, do-files, and the basics of analyses and graphs. The course is ideally suited to those with little/no experience with Stata, but basic knowledge of statistics is advantageous.
11th Oct, 2017: This course introduces a number of topics for R for those already familiar with the basics of the programming language.
12th Oct, 2017: This one day course gives the basics of sample size estimation. It will be of use to those embarking on a research project and who are perhaps trying to complete ethics and grant application forms. Both precision and power estimation approaches are covered.
25th Oct, 2017: This workshop aims to demystify the range of statistics that can be used to summarise the associations between two binary variables. We move on from the standard chi-square test to investigate other options that may yield more useful information.
26-27th Oct, 2017: This course provides an overview of meta-analysis from a statistician’s point of view, with an optional half day workshop in R.
30th-31st Oct, 2017: This course looks at the problem of missing data in research studies in detail. Reasons and different types of missing data are discussed as well as bad and good methods of dealing with them.
1st Nov, 2017: This one day course focuses on understanding the principles of logistic regression via the notions of odds/odds ratios and transformations. How good the given model is will be discussed and ways of improving it.
4 - 5 November 2017
This two day course looks at the morphology of both acyanotic and cynotic cardiac lesions from atrial septal defects to univentricular hearts and the pre and post-operative echo assessment required for these patients.
15 November 2017
The purpose of this annual course is to provide an update on current practice in paediatric respiratory medicine on an everyday basis. The programme and range of issues covered will be suitable for everyone concerned with paediatric respiratory medicine. The course will be of interest to all paediatricians, specialist trainees and nurse practitioners in respiratory paediatrics.
15th Nov, 2017: This one-day course introduces the concept of modelling time-to event data, commonly known as survival analysis. Log-rank tests and Cox proportional hazard regression models are used to determine associations between different factors and the event occurring.
17 November 2017
We are delighted to announce we will be hosting our second Paediatric Gastroenterology Nurses Study Day at the Royal College of Nursing, London. This day is aimed at Paediatric Nurses in Primary and Secondary Care, as well as providing an update for those working in specialised Gastroenterology areas.
17 November 2017
This one day course aims to give a full overview of paediatric nephrology by selecting different themes each year and presenting them in a way which will be suitable for general paediatricians.
25 November 2017
This course is designed to cover all areas of performing and interpreting ECGs in the paediatric population. As well as identifying differences between the normal adult ECG and the normal paediatric ECG, there will also be insight into what to expect to find on ECGs in patients with congenital heart disease, inherited cardiovascular conditions, and post-surgical intervention. Expert speakers will be a combination of physiologists, cardiac morphologists and cardiologists.
28th Nov, 2017: This one day course focuses on the principles of Bayesian analysis with the aim to enable participants to apply Bayesian methods on their own research and understand other people’s results via Bayesian analysis.
4th-5th Dec, 2017: This two half-day course provides an overview of the most commonly applied types of regression modelling and their application in R.
6 December 2017
This course will appeal to all radiologists (consultants and trainees), radiographers and clinicians interested in paediatric neuroimaging. The content covers the breadth of day to day paediatric neuroradiology practice and aims to equip the practitioner with key image interpretation skills, focussing on diagnostic pearls and pitfalls one commonly encounters in paediatrics.
7 - 8 December 2017
This popular course combines lectures with practical workshop sessions. The programme covers all aspects of conventional ventilation as well as High Frequency Oscillation, ECMO, transport and paediatric ventilation scenarios.