60 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The dissertation is an extensive statistical study on a topic from a medical, pharmaceutical or health-related field. It gives the student the opportunity to synthesise theoretical knowledge with practical skills and to gain experience of the phases of a substantial piece of work: problem specification; planning to a deadline; researching background information; acquisition and validation of data; the carrying through of analyses; and reporting, both at length through the dissertation and in summary through a poster display. Most dissertations involve the investigation of a data set, entailing both a description of the relevant background and a report on the data analysis.

Teaching Methods: Independent Study,
Assessment: Project work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Mathematics and Statistics):

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