15 Credits ACADEMIC YEAR

Cannot be taken with: MAS361
Pre-requisites: MAS223


Aims/Description: This module introduces an important application of statistics: medical research, specifically, the design and analysis of clinical trials. For any new drug to be approved by a regulator (such as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in the UK) for use on patients, the effectiveness of the drug has to be demonstrated in a clinical trial. This module explains how clinical trials are designed and how statistical methods are used to analyse the results, with a particular focus on `survival' or `time-to-event' analysis.

Restrictions on availability: For students on MAST01, MAST02, MASU10, MASU12, MASU13, MASU15, MASU17, MASU41, MASU43: pre-requisite module is MAS223 Statistical Modelling

Staff Contact: WALTERS KEVIN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Project/ portfolio

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