# The Blue Book Statistics Teaching for Medical and Dental students in the uk

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The Blue Book

Statistics Teaching for Medical and Dental students in the UK

Institution : University of Aberdeen Dental School

Overview: The course on research methods and statistics is taught within the Dental Public Health course over 4 3-hour sessions. Students also conduct mini-systematic reviews in groups of 2-3 and write a study protocol for a research project. They make an oral presentation using PowerPoint and also submit a written report.

Medical  Dental  Biology

Mathematics  Other  (please state:      )

MPhil PhD: 

Estimated total number of students: 20, per group when separated : 20

Academic years where medical statistics is taught: 3

No. estimated hours per academic year: 12

 Subject Concept Calculations/equations* Descriptions/comments Types of variable         Distributions         Summary Statistics         Concepts of population and sample         Confidence intervals         Hypothesis testing, p-values         Comparing two means         Comparing two proportions         Linear regression         Logistic regression         Graphs         Survival analysis         Multivariate analysis         Critical appraisal         Other (study design)         Other (Reliability)         Other (odds ratio)        

*If applicable.

Assessment details: E.g., Students carry out a project for the second semester of their second year, in groups of three. This counts for 10% of the entire year’s grade.

Computer package used:

Stata  SPSS  StatsDirect  S-plus  R 

NCSS  Matlab  Other , please state which :      

Recommended literature : Bland JM, Altman DG. (1986) Statistical methods for assessing agreement between two methods of clinical measurement. Lancet i, 307-310

How to read a paper: Statistics for the non-statistician. I: Different types of data need different statistical tests BMJ 1997;315:364

How to read a paper: Statistics for the non-statistician. II: “Significant” relations and their pitfalls BMJ 1997;315:422

Name : Shona Lilly Position: School Secretary

Email s.lilly@abdn.ac.uk Address : University of Aberdeen Dental School and Hospital, Cornhill Road, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZR, United Kingdom

External Tel: 01224 555154

Contact - tutors
 Name Department Email Address Telephone Number Dr Tatiana Macfarlane Dental School Tatiana.Macfarlane@abdn.ac.uk University of Aberdeen Dental School and Hospital Cornhill Road, Foresterhill Aberdeen, AB25 2ZR United Kingdom