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MD913 - Design, Analysis and Interpretation of Epidemiological Research

  • Module code: MD913
  • Module name: Design, Analysis and Interpretation of Epidemiological Research
  • Department: WMS, Postgraduate Taught & CPD
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to give students a systematic understanding of the key issues in the design, statistical analysis and interpretation of the common types of epidemiological study. It is designed to further develop the research skills gained in the existing module Epidemiology and Statistics.

Principal learning outcomes

Subject knowledge and understanding - demonstrate an understanding of the main theoretical and practical issues in the design, statistical analysis and interpretation of: case-control studies: cohort studies; randomized controlled trial; trial data meta-analyses. Key Skills: Written communication skills; Oral communication skills; Working with others; Numeracy – ie interpretation of statistical results. Cognitive Skills: Ability to design an epidemiological study to test a specific hypothesis; Ability to critically appraise common epidemiological study designs; Ability to select appropriate statistical techniques for the analysis of results from common epidemiological study designs; Ability to interpret the results of statistical analyses of epidemiological studies. Subject-Specific/Professional Skills: Ability to apply generic; epidemiological research methods when studying populations.

Timetabled teaching activities

5 days

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/study/cpd/module_index/md913

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: MD913-20)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word assignment 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • MSc in Diabetes (B906) - Year 4
  • MSc in Diabetes (B906) - Year 5
  • MSc in Diabetes (B906) - Year 6
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B930) - Year 1
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B930) - Year 2
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B930) - Year 3
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B930) - Year 4
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B930) - Year 5
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B930) - Year 6
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B930) - Year 7
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B930) - Year 8
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B945) - Year 2
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B945) - Year 3
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B945) - Year 4
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B945) - Year 5
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B945) - Year 6
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B950) - Year 2
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B950) - Year 3
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B950) - Year 4
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B950) - Year 5
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B950) - Year 6
Optional
  • Public Health (B902) - Year 2
  • Public Health (B902) - Year 3
  • Public Health (B902) - Year 4
  • Public Health (B902) - Year 5
  • Public Health (B902) - Year 6
  • MSc in Diabetes (B906) - Year 2
  • MSc in Diabetes (B906) - Year 3
  • MSc in Medical Leadership (B91G) - Year 2
  • MSc in Medical Leadership (B91G) - Year 3
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B941) - Year 2
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B941) - Year 3
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B941) - Year 4
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B941) - Year 5
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B941) - Year 6
  • MSc in Health Sciences (B941) - Year 7
  • Postgraduate Taught Health Research (B9C2) - Year 1