Statistics and Computing (EPIDGS032)


The main aim is to introduce the basic statistical methods used in epidemiological and public health research. Students will also learn to make practical use of a statistical computer package STATA.


By the end of this Module students should be able to:

1. describe the role of statistical methods in epidemiological and public health research;

2. present results effectively by making appropriate displays, summaries, and tables of data;

3. understand the problem of sampling variation, and the role of statistical methods in quantifying this;

4. select an appropriate statistical method for the analysis of simple data sets;

5. correctly interpret the results of statistical analyses reported in the health literature;

6. perform simple statistical analyses using STATA, and

7. interpret their findings from statistical analyses and present these findings in a clear, concise, and logical manner.

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