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Published Data and Statistical Analysis

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About this course

This course is an open Continuing Professional Development course. In order to book, please follow the booking link, or if not available, fill out the enquiry form and a member of staff will be in touch with you shortly.   

This CPD module is targeted at healthcare professionals (both medically-trained and support staff) who need to have an understanding of statistics within their role. The course will equip you to interpret data for management decisions, translate results for patients, and understand what any data you’re looking at actually means.

Northumbria is the only university in the north of England to offer CPD of this kind.

Attendees will be sent an article to appraise and submit before they attend the course. This will enable us to determine your current levels of understanding, and pitch the course at the right level to maximise your learning outcomes.

Lecture notes will also be sent out in advance, to help you get the most from the course.

We will use practical examples, real life case studies, real data and published studies throughout the course, to make it easy for you to apply your learning when you return to work.

Learn from the Best

The main staff member who will teach the course is Prof Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala. Prior to his position at Northumbria, he worked as Head of the Health Economics and Evidence Synthesis Research Unit at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, and was an Associate Professor in Health Technology Assessment, a joint appointment with the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick.

Prof Kandala previously ran a similar CPD module at the University of Warwick, and has incorporated the expertise of other Northumbria University staff to enhance the course:


Teaching and Assessment

We deliver the course using a combination of lectures and seminars, based around practical real life examples. There is no formal assessment.


Learning Environment

The course will be delivered in a classroom environment on Northumbria’s City Campus.

The physical space of our City Campus – with its award-winning architecture and modern teaching buildings – creates an environment that encourages learning and self-development. It is easily accessible by road and public transport, in the heart of Newcastle city centre.


Your Future

You will learn new skills in interpreting data, and become confident in assessing true value. This will equip you to make important decisions in all aspects of your career. 

Course info

Award Type Masters-level module, non-accredited

Delivery Method Classroom-based lectures & seminars

Sector Health, Sport and Social Care

Location Northumbria City Campus

Start 12 - 14 June 2017

Duration 3 days

This course will be taught over three days. Please find a summary of the content for each day below: Day 1: Describing Data Types of data, types of endpoints How are data described and presented Important issues relating to graphs, table, diagrams etc. Comparing two groups (means, odds ratios, hazard rates/ratio, Kaplan-Meier) Day 2: Significance Testing What is being evaluated Null and alternative hypothesis Types of error - P-values and confidence intervals Describing and understanding statistical significance Day 3: Screening Measures of performance Validation Interpreting validation results Interpreting test results

Participants should be working within the healthcare field, in either the public or private sphere.

Following the course participants will be able to:

  • Define statistical terminology
  • Describe the various types of data and how they are summarised
  • Outline the process for statistical analysis of clinical trials
  • Apply this learning in their workplace

Prof Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala
Professor of Biostatistics

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Details TBC, please enquire for a quote.

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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