Practical Epidemiology and Statistics

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module
For information on fees please contact the Programme Administrator

Practical Epidemiology and Statistics

This module 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 the module 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

Module Attendance Required

1 block week of teaching

Module Dates

Module dates to be confirmed


One written assignment

Module Coordinators

Dr James Martin

Dr Nicola Adderley

Stand alone Course

This module 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 module. For further information on fees or entry requirements, please contact the Programme Administrator.

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