Lecturer(s): Dr Yi Yu
Important: If you decide to take ST332 you cannot then take ST409. Bear this in mind when planning your module selection. Recall: an integrated Masters student must take at least 120 CATS of level 4+ modules over their 3rd & 4thyears.
Commitment: 3 lectures/week. This module runs in Term 2.
Prerequisite(s): Either ST218/219 Mathematical Statistics A&B or ST220 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
Content: Modern applications of statistics to medicine are highly developed. A look at almost any medical journal reveals that a substantial proportion of medical research papers employ statistical techniques. Large numbers of statisticians are employed in medical research establishments, particularly in the pharmaceutical companies and the medical schools, and medical statistics continues to be the most buoyant area for statistical recruitment. Although the course will cover some topics of a specifically medical nature, much of the work will be discussing basic statistical techniques as applied to medical data, but which could equally well be applied to data arising in other applications. Thus, whilst medicine provides the focus of the course, it could also be viewed as a more general applied statistics course. The course will explain why and how statistics is used in medicine, and study some of the statistical methods commonly used in medical research. Examples and case studies in areas such as cancer, heart disease and psychiatry will be discussed.
Aims: To introduce applications of statistics in medicine, and some of the statistical methods commonly used in medical research.
Assessment: Two assignments worth 10% each, 80% by 2 hr examination.
Deadline: Assignment 1 - Term 2 Week 6 and Assignment 2 - Term 3 Week 2
Feedback: Feedback will be returned within 20 working days.
Examination Period: Summer