The MRC Biostatistics Unit run a number of successful courses in statistics on a range of topics at different levels, for statistical, clinical and other audiences. These courses take place in Cambridge at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, and are mostly either 1 day or 2 days.
Limited spaces are available, so be sure to register in order to secure a place. Participants will be asked to bring their own laptops to the practicals.
Information about upcoming courses is given below.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we are not currently running our short courses in person. However we are looking into delivering online courses, and will share more information on this page soon.
2020 COURSE DATES
(This course is currently under construction and futher information coming soon)
Mendelian Randomization – Remote Course
This course will run over three weeks in November, and consists of four half-days of on-demand content plus live content including a hackathon project.
This course will be run over 4 half days starting on:
Week 0 = Monday 2nd November
Week 1 = Monday 9th November
Week 2 = Monday 16th November
Week 3 = Monday 23rd November
For further course details, please see: Mendelian randomization course.
ALL OTHER COURSE DATES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE IN DUE COURSE.
Introduction to ‘R’: free software for statistical analysis
Course Times: 09:30-17:00
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.
For further course details, please see: An Introduction to ‘R’
Introduction to Bayesian Statistics using BUGS
Course Times 09:30- 17:00
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/JAGS.
For further course details, please see: Introduction to Bayesian statistics using BUGS
Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Reasoning
Course Time: 09:30 – 17:30
Course aims: This course will introduce participants to fundamental statistical concepts and develop their ‘statistical thinking’, the ability to critically interpret and appraise statistical aspects commonly found in published medical research. The course will not cover the underlying statistical methodology (i.e. few if any formulae) nor practical application of specific statistical techniques (i.e. will not be covering any specific statistical software). The course is focused on understanding and interpretation.
For further course details, please see: An Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Reasoning