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Medical Statistics

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
24200 GBP/year
10470 GBP/year
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About

The Medical Statistics programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine provides training in the theory and practice of statistics with special reference to clinical trials, epidemiology and clinical or laboratory research. 

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Overview

The Medical Statistics programme at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine   trains students from a variety of academic backgrounds to work as statisticians in various sectors including higher education, research institutions, the pharmaceutical industry, central government and national health services. 

Medical statisticians play a vital role in creating impact in global health and development. Their job involves the design of local, national, and global clinical studies, analysing data and interpreting results to identify the causes of a given disease, as well as measuring performance outcomes of hospitals and other organisations to gauge the health and wellbeing of populations on a large scale.

Objectives

By the end of this programme students should be able to:

  • select appropriate study designs to address questions of medical relevance
  • select and apply appropriate statistical methods for analysing data typically encountered in medical applications, including binary, categorical, count, quantitative data; survival data; hierarchical data; data affected by measurement error and missingness
  • use a range of software packages to: organise and manage datasets; carry out statistical analysis; construct tables and figures; create programs to provide problem specific solutions
  • interpret correctly the results of statistical analyses and critically evaluate the use of statistics in the medical literature (v) Communicate effectively with other statisticians and the wider medical community, including the ability to present results of statistical analyses through written and oral presentations
  • understand the principles behind statistical methods to allow future adoption and appreciation of new methodology, to develop problem specific solutions to new problems, and to provide a basis for the understanding of limitations and issues surrounding currently used methods

Careers

There is a shortage of well-trained medical statisticians and graduates from this course are in high demand. Graduates typically pursue careers in medical and epidemiological research, the pharmaceutical industry and various governmental institutions.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Foundations of Medical Statistics
  • Statistical Computing (Stata/R)
  • Clinical TrialsBasic Epidemiology
  • Robust Statistical Methods
  • Generalised Linear Models

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed
  • a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10470 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time:

  • Home: £5,235 
  • Overseas: £12,100 

Funding

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