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Postgraduate Course: Medical Statistics - Uses and Abuses Part 1 (HEIN11026)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaHealth Information Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis Online Distance Learning course aims to equip students with knowledge of the common quantitative methods (statistics) used in medical research, and develop a critical awareness of their use by themselves and others. Skills will be developed to enable students to use such techniques appropriately in their own research.

The course will consider the usual parametric and non parametric univariate statistical procedures and end by introducing multiple and logistic regression. All topics with be considered within the context of the published research literature and statistical validity.

Both knowledge and skills will be assessed, by critiquing an appropriate article and analysing a dataset.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Online Activities 35, Summative Assessment Hours 40, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 25 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
a. Judge the appropriateness of a range of statistical techniques to diverse research questions
b. Apply appropriately a range statistical techniques to datasets
c. Report results using agreed conventions
d. Interpret results and communicate conclusions with due regard to the level of expertise of the target audience
e. Appraise the assumptions underlying different statistical techniques and critically evaluate the regard given to them in the published literature
Assessment Information
Course assessments are aligned with the learning outcomes. Summative work will be approximately 3000 words in total and be approved by the Board of Examiners on the recommendation of the Course Leader. Combined with formative assessments, it may incorporate one or more of the following:
& Essay style analysis or commentary
& Scenario analysis
& Critical/Significant incident analysis
& Reflective practice accounts
& Individual presentations
& Multiple Choice Questions
& Other relevant assessments
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsMedical Statistics
Contacts
Course organiser Course secretaryMiss Ashley Stevenson
Tel: 0131 527 3410
Email: a.stevenson@rcsed.ac.uk
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