Aims/Description: This unit looks at the particular application area of Medical Statistics, and considers efficient designs for the collection of data through samples, surveys and experiments. In Clinical Trials students meet some variants on mainstream theory designed to accommodate ethical constraints arising from experimenting on humans. Comparing survival patterns (of patients or industrial components) is often necessary and Survival Analysis introduces appropriate methods which handle censored data. Implementation of techniques in standard statistical packages forms an important aspect of the unit. Sampling Theory introduces methods for obtaining samples from finite populations and conducting surveys. Experimental Design aims to gain maximum information using minimum resources and some important design concepts are introduced.

Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study,
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Project/ portfolio

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