MEDCG001 Statistical Methods in Research

Module Title
MEDCG001 Statistical Methods in Research
Module Value
Term 1
Short Description The course aims to teach the students the essential elements of research methodology and statistics. The focus is mainly on interpretation and understanding appropriate methodology.
Module Aims and Objectives

At the end of the course participants will have acquired the essential skills for performing basic methodological aspects of health care research and understanding, reviewing and using published research. In particular participants will have gained an understanding of:

  •  the types of data generated in research studies
  • the most common methods of analysis for categorical, continuous and survival data, including regression methods
  • when particular methods are appropriate and how to interpret their results
  •  issues related to analysis and interpretation of randomised trials
  • the use of statistical software
  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Estimation & Hypothesis Testing
  • Groups of Categorical Data
  • Groups of Continuous Data
  • Linear Regression
  • Further Regression
  • Logistic Regression
  • Survival Analysis
  • Analysis of Trials
Assessment details
  • Unseen 2 hour examination (100%)
 Module Tutor
Dr Gareth Ambler

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