Short course

Practical Epidemiology and Statistics

This course will teach you how to analyse and evaluate healthcare-related studies and understand the statistical methods used in epidemiological research. By the end of the course, you will be able to confidently design your own epidemiological studies to answer questions about population health.

Start date
30 October - 3 November 2023
5 days
Home - £1130 International - £2960
Postgraduate Microcredential
20 credits

Practical Epidemiology and Statistics

This short course builds on concepts introduced in Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods to reinforce the ideas and enable students to focus on their critical application to novel practical situations. Students will develop skills in critical appraisal of published work in health care related areas and develop more practical understanding of epidemiological and statistical methods used in the analysis of epidemiological studies.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this short course you should be able to:

  1. Critically appraise published papers dealing with epidemiological studies and clinical trials
  2. Interpret and critically appraise basic epidemiological and statistical information that they have collected/ produced themselves or that has been presented by others
  3. Summarise, analyse and present basic epidemiological data appropriately
  4. Design appropriate epidemiological studies to address population health questions 


20 credits

Attendance Required

1 block week of teaching


Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November 2023


One written assignment

Course Coordinators

Dr James Martin

Dr Nicola Adderley


Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods or equivalent as a pre-req


Stand-alone Course

This short course can be taken as a stand alone course. It can be assessed or non assessed. To apply, please contact the Programme Coordinator on 0121 414 7577 or at All applications must be received a minimum of one month before the start date of the course. For further information on fees or entry requirements, please contact the Programme Administrator.