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.

Type of undergraduate students:

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



Contact – administration

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
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