Quantitative Methods in Applied Health Research

Module code: MD7432

In this module you will consider the advantages and disadvantages of a range of quantitative methodologies. We will explore statistical methods using statistical software, including descriptive, univariate and multivariate analyses. You will learn how to identify the appropriate statistical method to be used given a specific research question and how to interpret numerical evidence from research in a clear and appropriate scientific format.

Topics

  • Describing and presenting data
  • Analysing data using statistical software
  • Research using real world evidence
  • Observational research methods
  • Design and conduct of clinical trials
  • Health economics and meta-analysis 

Learning

  • 22 ½ hours of seminars
  • 7 ½ hours of practicals/workshops
  • 120 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Analysis of sample data and written report (70%)
  • Problem-based exercises on quantitative methodologies (30%)