Applied statistics for postgraduate students (3 sessions)

Statistics iconCourse code: RSDA6002 (Book through MyCampus)

RDF domain: A1.1, A1.6, A2.1

Speaker: Professor Adrian Bowman, School of Mathematics & Statistics

Target group: All postgraduate research students, particularly aimed at students in year 1

Credits: 3

Description: This course consists of 3, three-hour sessions that build on any statistical background students have from their undergraduate courses. Students are expected to attend all 3 sessions in a block.

  • Session 1: designing your experiment, what factors do you need to consider?
  • Session 2: introduction to statistical modelling, including linear models.
  • Session 3: more advanced statistical modelling.

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An introduction to clinical trials (2 sessions)

Statistics iconCourse code: RSDA6177 (Book through MyCampus)

RDF domain: A1

Speaker: Miss Kirsty Wetherall, Institute of Health & Wellbeing

Target group: All postgraduate research students

Credit: 1

Description: For students who are, or will be involved with clinical trial research, this course will provide an overview of the key elements of the trial process. Topics include history and principles, design and statistical analysis, practicalities and limitations. Taught by statisticians from the Robertson Centre of Biostatistics and Glasgow Clinical Trials Unit, the aim is to equip students with the knowledge and understanding of what is involved in conducting clinical trials.

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Statistics - Diagnostic testing and comparing methods of measurement

Statistics iconCourse code: RSDA6039 (Book through MyCampus)

RDF domain: A1.1, A1.6, A2.1

Speaker: Dr John McClure, Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences

Target group: All postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students

Credit: 1

Description: The session will cover Sensitivity and Specificity, Positive Predictive Values, Negative Predictive Values, Prevalence and ROC curves, Bland-Altman Plots and 95% Limits of Agreement. It will also briefly mention inter-rater agreement methods, but will not cover these in detail.

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Statistics - Linear regression

Statistics iconCourse code: RSDA6036 (Book through MyCampus)

RDF domain: A1.1, A1.6, A2.1

Speaker: Professor Jim Lewsey, Institute of Health & Wellbeing

Target group: All postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students

Credit: 1

Description: This course introduces the methods of correlation and multiple linear regression for use in medical, veterinary and life sciences research. The focus is on detailing when these methods are appropriate and interpreting SPSS and R output (correlation coefficients, linear regression coefficients, confidence intervals, p-values).

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Statistics - Logistic regression

Statistics iconCourse code: RSDA6095P (Book through MyCampus)

RDF domain: A1.1, A1.6, A2.1

Speaker: Professor Jim Lewsey, Institute of Health & Wellbeing

Target group: All postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students

Credit: 1

Description: This course introduces the method of multiple logistic regression for use in medical, veterinary and life sciences research. The focus is on detailing when this method is appropriate and interpreting SPSS and R output (odds ratios, confidence intervals, p-values, Hosmer-Leme show test, c-statistic).

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Statistics - Survival analysis

Statistics iconCourse code: RSDA6038 (Book through MyCampus)

RDF domain: A1.1, A1.6, A2.1

Speaker: Professor Jim Lewsey, Institute of Health & Wellbeing

Target group: All postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students

Credit: 1

Description: This course introduces the methods of Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression for use in medical, veterinary and life sciences research. The focus is on detailing when these methods are appropriate and interpreting SPSS and R output (Kaplan-Meier survival estimates, log-rank test, Hazard Ratios, confidence intervals, p-values).

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