What you will study
The program will provide a sound mathematically-based grounding in statistical methods, with a strong emphasis on applications in all areas of health and medical research.
The courses are designed to provide the background in mathematical and statistical theory to those without a first degree in mathematics or statistics. The compulsory unit in epidemiology introduces those unfamiliar with research in population health to the basic concepts and methods of investigation used in public health and clinical medicine.
Graduates with a health sciences background, e.g. a masters degree in public health or clinical epidemiology, will gain more sophisticated statistical skills, while those from a mathematical background will further their understanding of health issues and the application of statistics in the field.
Sample course areas:
- data management and statistical computing
- statistical Inference
- randomised controlled trials
- linear models
- survival analysis
- longitudinal and correlated data.