Statistics for Health Economics I

Course Type
Postgraduate, Module

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 a five day block delivered during Semester 1. Each day lasts from 9.30am to 5.00pm.


10 credits

Module Attendance Required

5 teaching days

Module Dates

16 October - 20 October 2023


  • 1 Multiple choice examination (1.5 hours) - 40%
  • A 1000 word assignment - 60%

Academics involved in the delivery of this module