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Statistics with Medical Applications

University of Sheffield

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Sheffield

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course trains you to use statistical tools that are central to many areas of medicine: from clinical trials, to disease modelling, to measuring patient outcomes.

You’ll develop a detailed working knowledge of essential statistical techniques and concepts, including linear and generalised linear modelling, Bayesian statistics and computational methods and build up your programming and data analysis skills using the statistical computing software R. You’ll study how these skills are applied in clinical trials and choose from a range of optional modules that focus on the role of statistics in other areas of medicine, such as epidemiology and evaluating healthcare interventions. There are also optional modules on other topics in statistics, including time series analysis and machine learning.

Around one-third of the course is devoted to your dissertation on a medical or healthcare related topic. This may focus on investigating a data set or a more theoretical or methodological topic. The aim is to give you skills to include on your CV, such as planning and researching a project, data acquisition, problem specification, analysis and reporting your findings. Distance learning students often come with projects designed by their employer.

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 35 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    168 70%

    22nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    11th

    2

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