Upskilling @ StrathclydeStatistics for NHS Staff

Bespoke course

This module is for health care professionals with a desire to enhance their knowledge of statistics and data analysis.

Assuming no prior knowledge, it covers the basic statistical concepts necessary to address medical research questions, interpret the results, and make valid conclusions. By the end of the module, you'll have a good understanding of the basic concepts, and know how and when to use them. You'll also have the ability to apply them using a statistical software package.

What you'll learn

This module covers:

  • the introduction to, including the role of, statistics in medical research, types of data, symmetric and skewed distributions, graphical and numerical summaries of data, and the Normal distribution
  • correlation and regression
  • hypothesis testing: parametric and non-parametric tests including t-tests, Mann-Whitney tests, tests for categorical data, ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis including post-hoc comparisons and Bonferroni corrections
  • power and sample size calculations

Who you'll learn from


This module is delivered online. You'll choose to do the course using either Minitab or R Studio statistical software. 

What will I get at the end of it?

This course is worth 10 credits at SCQF Level 7.

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