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Beginner Level

Familiarity with seeing graphs and tables. Basic numeracy (so NOT calculus, trigonometry etc). No medical, statistical or R knowledge is assumed.

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Recognise the key components of statistical thinking in order to defend the critical role of statistics in modern public health research and practice

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    Describe a given data set from scratch using descriptive statistics and graphical methods as a first step for more advanced analysis using R software

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    Apply appropriate methods in order to formulate and examine statistical associations between variables within a data set in R

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    Interpret the output from your analysis and appraise the role of chance and bias as explanations for your results

Skills you will gain

Statistical ThinkingSurvival AnalysisLogistic RegressionData analysis with RLinear Regression

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Familiarity with seeing graphs and tables. Basic numeracy (so NOT calculus, trigonometry etc). No medical, statistical or R knowledge is assumed.

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Specialization are

  • Medical Doctors
  • Biostatisticians
  • Paramedics
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists

How the Specialization Works

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Introduction to Statistics & Data Analysis in Public Health

4.7
165 ratings
37 reviews
Course2

Linear Regression in R for Public Health

4.8
64 ratings
12 reviews
Course3

Logistic Regression in R for Public Health

4.7
44 ratings
7 reviews
Course4

Survival Analysis in R for Public Health

4.4
36 ratings
6 reviews

Instructors

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Alex Bottle

Reader in Medical Statistics
School of Public Health
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Victoria Cornelius

Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials

Start working towards your Master's degree

This specialization is part of the 100% online Global Master of Public Health from Imperial College London. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business. located in the heart of London. Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges. Imperial students benefit from a world-leading, inclusive educational experience, rooted in the College’s world-leading research. Our online courses are designed to promote interactivity, learning and the development of core skills, through the use of cutting-edge digital technology....

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  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • 3/4 hours a week for 3 to 4 months

  • The specialisation will assume no knowledge of statistics or R software.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order in which they are displayed on the main page of the Specialization

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