Course Details and Schedule

The aim of this two-day course is to develop core statistical skills for interpreting clinical and epidemiological data. It will provide knowledge of statistical methods and study design used in medical research. The course will enable participants to develop the skills needed to analyse data for their own research projects. This course is taught by staff from NDORMS.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Defining the research question
  • Describing and displaying data
  • Epidemiological study designs
  • Statistical distributions
  • Regression
  • Reproducibility
  • Bias and confounding
  • Sample size calculations
  • Strategies of analysis
Course information
Intended audience The course is aimed at clinicians, research fellows and post-graduate students, but anyone requiring a basic knowledge of statistical methods for medical research can apply.
Prior knowledge No prior knowledge required
Resources A course book must be purchased when you attend the course (included in the Cost below)
Software Stata 11.1, SPSS 20 and R 2.13.2
Format Presentation, practical exercises and some group work
Further information The fee for this course must be paid in advance. The non-refundable portion of this fee is £57.50. Please see our terms and conditions for more details. Please note: For NHS or non-university members there is a different pricing structure in place. Please email for more details and to check course availability.
Taught using:
Windows 7

Course provider: IT Learning Programme

What you will need:


Frequency: Every term subject to teacher availability. Express an interest in future dates for this course.