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  • Introduction to Medical Statistics (Part 1)

    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:

    • The importance of statistics in medical research, inc. ethics
    • Types of data – quantitative or qualitative?
    • Graphical summaries of data – inc. bar charts, boxplots, scatterplots, histograms
    • Numerical summaries of data – for symmetric and skewed distributions
    • The Normal distribution
    • 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 16) and participants will be able to reproduce graphics and summary statistics from the lectures using the software package.

    Pricing Information:

    University £49
    Commercial Organisation £110

    Invoice Detail:

    City GLASGOW
    Postcode G51 4ED
    Detail Please provide details of the training course, date and name of attendee on the purchase order and email copy to

    Pay by Cheque: please make out a cheque, payable to NHS GG&C Endowment Fund CG0337 and bring it with you on the day.

    Pay by Credit or Debit Card: Please contact our treasury department on 0141 278 – 2796, explain you are paying a course fee and give your name and quote endowment code (CG0337).

    (Please note your details will be stored in our database but not passed on to any other parties).

    If you have any queries in respect of your course fee, please telephone 0141 314 0206. Thank you.

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