Introduction to Medical Statistics (Part 1)18/12/2017 09:30
Part 1: An Introduction to Medical Statistics
This course assumes no prior statistical knowledge and covers the basic concepts necessary to understand the other courses which follow from this. The course will cover the following topics:
(i) the importance of statistics in medical research, inc. ethics
(ii) types of data – quantitative or qualitative?
(iii) graphical summaries of data – inc. bar charts, boxplots, scatterplots, histograms
(iv) numerical summaries of data – for symmetric and skewed distributions
(v) the Normal distribution
(vi) outliers in data sets and tests for outliers Each concept will be illustrated using real medical research examples and ethical considerations and limitations will be discussed throughout.
The course will provide an introduction to Minitab (version 17) and participants will be able to reproduce graphics and summary statistics from the lectures using the software package.
There are no fees for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde/NHS West Node employees
- Half-day (09:30-12:30)
- University - £45. Commercial Organisation - £99
Invoice: We can raise an invoice for payment, but only in receipt of a purchase order number from your finance department. Purchase orders should be marked for the attention of:-
- NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE
- CALEDONIA HOUSE
- CARDONALD BUSINESS PARK
- G51 4ED
- ENDOWMENT FUND CG0337 EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- Please provide details of the training course, date and name of attendee on the purchase order and email copy to GG-UHBGlasgowCRFeducation@nhs.net