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Statistical methods for practitioners


Welcome to our course on medical statistics. This course will cover basic statistical methods.

Learning objectives: This course will cover:

  • Summarising binary data
  • Summarising quantitative data
  • Standard errors & confidence intervals
  • Significance testing & type I and type II errors
  • Displaying data

Course author: Mike Campbell, Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Sheffield. Resource text adapted from material written by Mike Campbell, accessible at

Reviewed by Mark Dancox, Public Health Intelligence Analyst, Bristol.

Author and reviewers' competing interests: None.