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Postgraduate Course: Quantitative Research in Clinical Education (MEED11023)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryQuantitative research generally involving detailed statistical analysis of large amounts of data is increasingly important in medical education. However, medical educators frequently lack the background necessary to evaluate research using such data or to apply such techniques in their own work. This course is designed to provide educators with the necessary skills to understand quantitative research and apply it in their host institutions.
Course description Quantitative research generally involving detailed statistical analysis of large amounts of data is increasingly important in medical education. However, medical educators frequently lack the background necessary to evaluate research using such data or to apply such techniques in their own work.

This course is designed to provide educators with the necessary skills to understand quantitative research and apply it in their host institutions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Online Activities 50, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 146 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework: Practical (75%), Review (25%)
The practical involves a sample dataset. This must be analysed with regards to a series of key areas (such as the likely conclusions, the impact of the findings, and the magnitude of the effects). Students will consider potential follow ups and will be evaluated on the quality of their script and the acceptability of their analytical strategy.

The review involves examining three papers that have used quantitative statistical methods. You will review them, examine the plausibility of the conclusions, discuss the appropriateness of the methods and suggest potential follow ups.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Review and evaluate the factors that need to be taken into account before and during quantitative research
  2. Critically examine the range of methods available and select appropriate tools depending on circumstances
  3. Communicate key findings to non-specialists
  4. Evaluate the real world impact of quantitative research
  5. Develop the ability to run analyses using the statistics package R
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsQuantitative research,clinical education,statistics,educational research
Contacts
Course organiserMr David Hope
Tel:
Email: David.Hope@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Emma Woods
Tel: 0131 242 6536
Email: emma.woods@ed.ac.uk
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