Advanced Statistical Methods Evidence Syntheses

Module Overview

This module will build on your learning about statistical principles and methods. Through the use of data sets, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills of data methods related to the evidence synthesis.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Understand the statistical basis of meta-analysis;
  • Apply meta-analysis methods to different forms of outcome data (ie binary, continuous and survival);
  • Explore statistical heterogeneity using stratified meta-analysis, meta-regression and relate methods;
  • Understand the basis of statistical methods related to the synthesis of diagnostic test data and the Bayesian approach to evidence synthesis.


10 credits

Module Attendance Required

1 block week of teaching

Module Dates

Please note this module will not be running for 2010-2011


Analysis of a data set and report on results and interpretation

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Mohammed Mohammed (Dept. of Public Health and Epidemiology), Martin Connock

Stand Alone Course

This module can also be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact the Programme Administrator, 0121 414 7577,

All applications for the module must be received by the course administrator a minimum of one month before the start date of the module.

Fee if taken as a stand alone course

For information on fees please contact the Programme Administrator.

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

You will need to have successfully completed the following module:

Advanced Statistical Methods