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Statistical education for PhD students in UK medical schools

Williamson, Paula and Lancaster, Gillian (2004) Statistical education for PhD students in UK medical schools. Statistics Education Research Journal, 3 (1). pp. 72-79.

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Abstract

Little is known about the provision of statistics teaching for PhD students in UK medical schools. A recent survey found that statistics courses were available to PhD students in 13 of 21 schools responding. The provision across these 13 schools was variable in terms of contact hours and content. At a meeting of 27 medical statistics teachers, consensus was reached that such teaching should be undertaken by a subject specialist, however there was no consensus as to the best mode of delivery. We describe the rationale for, content of, and student feedback from our newly developed course programme which emphasises aspects of both design and analysis of research projects.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Statistics Education Research Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords: Statistics education research ; Teaching ; Medicine ; Postgraduates ; Survey
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code: 60025
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2012 11:45
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2013 15:21
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/60025

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