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Full time | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Statistics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The programme trains students from a variety of academic backgrounds to work as statisticians in various sectors including higher education, research institutions, the pharmaceutical industry, central government and national health services. It provides training in the theory and practice of statistics with special reference to clinical trials, epidemiology and clinical or laboratory research.

Medical statisticians play a vital role in creating impact in global health and development. Their job involves the design of local, national, and global clinical studies, analysing data and interpreting results to identify the causes of a given disease, as well as measuring performance outcomes of hospitals and other organisations to gauge the health and wellbeing of populations on a large scale.

There is a shortage of well-trained medical statisticians and graduates from this programme are in high demand; employment opportunities are numerous and varied.

Objectives

By the end of this programme students should be able to:

  • select appropriate study designs to address questions of medical relevance
  • select and apply appropriate statistical methods for analysing data typically encountered in medical applications, including binary, categorical, count, quantitative data; survival data; hierarchical data; data affected by measurement error and missingness
  • use a range of software packages to: organise and manage datasets; carry out statistical analysis; construct tables and figures; create programs to provide problem specific solutions
  • interpret correctly the results of statistical analyses and critically evaluate the use of statistics in the medical literature (v) Communicate effectively with other statisticians and the wider medical community, including the ability to present results of statistical analyses through written and oral presentations
  • understand the principles behind statistical methods to allow future adoption and appreciation of new methodology, to develop problem specific solutions to new problems, and to provide a basis for the understanding of limitations and issues surrounding currently used methods.

Careers

There is a shortage of well-trained medical statisticians and graduates from this course are in high demand. Graduates typically pursue careers in medical and epidemiological research, the pharmaceutical industry and various governmental institutions.

Below you will find just a few of the positions and organisations that our graduates from this course have entered after graduating:

Modules

Introduction to Statistical Computing - Core
Generalised Linear Models - Core
Statistical Methods in Epidemiology - Core
Basic Epidemiology - Core
Robust Statistical Methods - Core
Clinical Trials - Core
Survival Analysis and Bayesian Statistics - Core
Foundations of Medical Statistics - Core
Project Report

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

11,750

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

26,680

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance qualification for registration at the School on a Master's programme is at least one of the following: a second-class honours degree of a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed; a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies

University information

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a specialist university in Bloomsbury, London, with a long-established reputation for world-leading research into public and global health. The university is one of the highest ranked institutions for public health, and offers only postgraduate degree courses. It is ranked 3rd in the world for Public Health (ShanghaiRanking 2022), and 4th in the world for Infectious Diseases (US News Best...more

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