Introduction to Statistical Methods

Introduction to Statistical Methods

11 weeks
October - December
Wednesdays - Lectures 9.00-11.00 a.m. - Workshops (3 over 11 weeks) 3.00-4.15 p.m.

What is it about?

This course assumes little or no prior knowledge of statistics. It covers the basics of study design, numerical and graphical summary of data, population and sample, interpretation of confidence intervals and p values for comparison of means, medians and percentages. There are also sessions on linear regression, standardisation of rates and estimation of required sample size.

Who is it for?

This course should be of interest to health professionals who wish to revise or improve their understanding of basic statistical methods.

Why should you undertake it?

A basic understanding of statistical methods, especially confidence intervals and p values is necessary in order to understand the results of many research papers published in journals