Short courses
Health & Social Care

Practical Statistics

University Certificate in Postgraduate Continuing Education:

You gain a solid grounding in the statistical concepts needed to analyse basic health and medical data. The award content provides an overview of the basic concepts in statistics. You progress from understanding basic fundamentals up to multivariate analysis.

Course information

Part-time

  • 20 weeks attendance or online, to complete by the end of Term 2

More part-time details

  • 20 credits, Master's Level
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £510

Contact details

Further information

You study the following different types of data:

  • descriptive statistics (graphical and numerical)
  • normal distribution (testing)
  • confidence intervals
  • t-tests
  • analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • chi-squared test
  • Kappa
  • sensitivity and specificity, positive and negative predictive values
  • odds ratios, risk reduction and numbers needed to treat (NNT)
  • sample size

Teesside University campus and/or distance-learning based on a virtual learning environment.

How you learn

For attendance students most of the sessions are computer laboratory-based to develop practical data analysis skills using SPSS. For distance (online) students who may also attend sessions if desired, teaching and learning and development of practical data analysis skills using SPSS is facilitated through online communication. You must have access to a specified version of SPSS.

The assessment criteria demonstrates your understanding of statistical concepts; your ability to manipulate and interpret data; your critical skills; and your ability to report information at a professional level.

The summative assessment is in two parts:

  • Part 1 is a an assignment requiring statistical analysis of a clinical dataset and an appropriate presentation and interpretation of findings.
  • Part 2, an end of award examination (completed online over a time limited period), assesses your statistical understanding and interpretation skills.

Course information

Part-time

  • 20 weeks attendance or online, to complete by the end of Term 2

More part-time details

  • 20 credits, Master's Level
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £510

Contact details

Further information