Statistics for Health Economics I

Module Overview

This module provides an introduction to basic concepts in statistics in Semester 1. You will develop critical understanding of published research in health care related areas and be able to discuss and interpret quantitative results from such.  

Statistical subjects covered will include: types of data and data presentation, descriptive statistics, basic probability, distribution theory including the normal distribution and its properties, sampling theory, principles and techniques, inferential statistics, analysis of categorical and continuous data, non-parametric tests, correlation and regression, survival analysis.

The module is taught at the University of Birmingham in two three-day blocks. These are delivered during Semester 1. Each day lasts from 9.30am to 5.00pm.

Credits

10 credits

Module Attendance Required

6 teaching days – (2 blocks of 3 days)

Module Dates

2013/14 dates

7th – 9th October 2013 - Part 1A

21st – 23rd October 2013 - Part 1B

Assessment

  • Examination– unseen examination consisting of short notes and problem-solving questions (1.5 hours).
  • Students must achieve at least 50% in the examination to pass the module.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Mrs Cristina Penaloza, Research Fellow and Dr Lazaros Andronis, Research Fellow, Health Economics Unit.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Module