Professional Training

Statistical Methods for Epidemiological and Clinical Research

2 weeks
1,150 GBP
2 weeks
1,150 GBP
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Course description

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of standard quantitative statistical methods used to evaluate epidemiological studies and clinical trials involving humans. It develops the ability of students to design, critically analyse, interpret and report the findings of a research project in a health related topic, primarily using methodologies appropriate for health surveys and observational cohort/case-control studies, but will also examine methodologies relevant for (randomised controlled) clinical trials.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

Anyone working in the fields of statistics would find this course beneficial. Of particular interest to people working in epidemiological and clinical research. Proof of English to IELTS 6.5.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon successful completion of this programme, delegates will be able to:

  • Summarise the results of statistical analyses in a report format suitable for a non-mathematical readership
  • Identify appropriate experimental design methodologies for carrying out health surveys, observational epidemiological studies (primarily cohort and case-control design studies) and interventional clinical trials involving human participants
  • Critically evaluate and interpret the statistical analyses of data from health surveys, epidemiological studies and interventional clinical trials
  • Identify and execute appropriate statistical methods for summarising data collected in health surveys, epidemiological studies and interventional clinical trials, using both conventional significance testing approaches and more contemporary effect size/confidence intervals concepts


The cost of this programme is £1,150.

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