15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to key concepts and methods used in medical statistics.The module is organised in two parts: 1) the design, analysis and reporting of randomised control trials, and 2) the synthesis of evidence from multiple clinical trials using meta-analysis methods and quantifying uncertainty using experts' beliefs . Classical (i.e. frequentist) and Bayesian meta-analysis methods will be presented with an emphasis on how evidence can be used to represent uncertainty about input parameters in decision analytical models.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK