This Evidence-Based Health Care (Medical Statistics) course at the University of Oxford is designed for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, midwives and other healthcare professionals, seeking to consolidate their understanding and ability in medical statistics. Core modules introduce the students to methods for observational and clinical trials research. Optional modules offer the students skills in growth areas such as systematic review, meta-analysis, and big data epidemiology, or specialist areas such as statistical computing, diagnosis and screening research and others.
The course aims to give students high competence in the concepts, methods, terminology and interpretation of medical statistics; and hence, enhance their ability to carry out their own research and to interpret published evidence.
Students should gain:
- competence in execution and interpretation of core statistical techniques used by medical statisticians, particularly those used in multivariable analyses: multiple linear regression, logistic regression, and survival modelling, statistical analysis plans and statistical reporting
- competence in execution and interpretation of core statistical techniques used by medical statisticians in clinical trials
- competence in execution and interpretation of four other areas, selected by the student from the following options: meta-analysis; systematic review; big data epidemiology; statistical computing; diagnosis and screening; study design and research methods
- hands-on experience, supervised by a senior member of our medical statistics team, of the analysis or meta-analysis of healthcare data, in order to address a question in evidence-based health care.
- Some modules are run entirely online. There are then a number of units to work through which are released week by week. Each unit includes a mixture of supported and self-directed learning with discussion forums, tasks and activities. Students then have five weeks of self-directed personal study with use of a revision forum and the requirement to submit an assignment electronically the following week.
Modules are space out throughout the academic year, allowing a choice of options to be taken over the two to four years students attend the course.
- 24 months
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- a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any subject.
- Successful completion of a professional training course or professional work experience in the health service or a health-related field may also be considered.
- For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA normally sought is 3.6 out of 4.0.
- If your degree is not from the UK or another country specified above, visit our International Qualifications page for guidance on the qualifications and grades that would usually be considered to meet the University’s minimum entry requirements.
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