Short Courses at the MRC Biostatistics Unit

The MRC Biostatistics Unit runs a number of successful short courses each year on a range of topics for statistical, clinical and other audiences. These courses take place in Cambridge at the Institute of Public Health, and are mostly spread over 2 days.

Limited spaces are available. The participants will be asked to bring their own laptops to the practicals.

Our upcoming short courses are summarised below.

An Introduction to 'R': free software for statistical analysis

Monday 13th March 2017,  09:30-17:30

One day course by:

 Dr Dan Jackson, MRC Biostatistics Unit

Martin Law, MRC Biostatistics Unit

Dr Kirsty Rhodes, MRC Biostatistics Unit

Course aims:

R is a free, popular language and environment that allows powerful and fast manipulation of data, offering many statistical and graphical options.

This course aims to introduce R as a tool for statistics and graphics, with the main aim being to become comfortable with the R environment. It will focus on entering and manipulating data in R and producing simple graphs. A few functions for basic statistics will be briefly introduced, but statistical functions will not be covered in detail.

At the end of the course, you are welcome to bring in your own data and problems for an ‘advisory’ session on analysis.

For further course details and registration please see:

An Introduction to ‘R’: free software for statistical analysis

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An Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Reasoning

Thursday 23rd March 2017,  09:30-17:30

One day course by:

 Dr Dan Jackson, MRC Biostatistics Unit

Martin Law, MRC Biostatistics Unit

Course aims:

This course will introduce fundamental statistical concepts such as hypothesis testing and confidence intervals and cover principles of common statistical methods in medical research. The aim is to help medical researchers understand the concepts underlying the statistical methodology used in published medical research*. We do not intend to teach the theories and applications of specific statistical tests and methods, but rather to give an overview of the underlying structure of statistical thinking. By the end of the course, participants should have increased confidence when interpreting the statistical portion of a medical paper, and when interacting with statisticians.

For further course details and registration please see: An introduction to Statistical Concepts and Reasoning

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Introduction to Bayesian statistics using BUGS

Thursday 30th and Friday 31st March 2017, 09:30-17:30

Two day course by:

Dr Dan Jackson - MRC Biostatistics Unit

Dr Robert Goudie - MRC Biostatistics Unit

Dr Anne Presanis - MRC Biostatistics Unit

Course aims:

This course is intended to provide an introduction to Bayesian analysis and MCMC methods, and a fairly detailed tutorial on the use of OpenBUGS/WinBUGS. The emphasis throughout will be on practical examples: software and code to carry out all the analyses will be provided (see software download). Participants are encouraged to bring their own Windows laptops for the practical.

For further course details and registration please see: Introduction to Bayesian statistics using BUGS

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Advanced Bayesian Modelling with BUGS

Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th May 2017, 09:30-17:30

Two day course by:

Dr Christopher Jackson - MRC Biostatistics Unit

Dr Robert Goudie - MRC Biostatistics Unit

Dr Anne Presanis - MRC Biostatistics Unit

Course aims:

This course is intended to provide an introduction to Bayesian analysis and MCMC methods, and a fairly detailed tutorial on the use of OpenBUGS/WinBUGS. The emphasis throughout will be on practical examples: software and code to carry out all the analyses will be provided (see software download). Participants are encouraged to bring their own Windows laptops for the practical.

For further course details and registration please see: Advanced Bayesian Modelling with BUGS

To register, click here

If you are unable to get the Registration form to work, please email the information via BSU Course Administrator.

For further information about the BSU Short Courses please contact the BSU Course Administrator - details below.

Tel: 01223 330366
Fax: 01223 330365
Email: BSU Course Administrator

MRC Biostatistics Unit
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge Institute of Public Health
Forvie Site, Robinson Way,
Cambridge
CB2 0SR

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