Master Biomedical Sciences (Medical Microbiology) - Máster en Ciencias Biomédicas (Microbiología Médica)
This postgraduate degree will give you all the expertise you need to become a practising medical statistician. You will cover all relevant theory but with an emphasis on understanding, applying and adapting it to real-life circumstances. Your analysis skills will be developed on real medical data sets, using statistical software such as Stata, SAS and WinBUGS.
You will have the option to specialise, if you want to, in either Modern Epidemiology (including Genetic Epidemiology) or Health Technology Assessment.
An important factor in the success of a practising statistician is the ability to communicate with others. To develop these skills, you will work on two mini-projects and will be introduced to consultancy skills throughout the course. The mini-projects involve analysing data arising from real problems and data sets and presenting a report on the findings.
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The course is intended mainly for students with a good honours degree of which mathematics/statistics is the main subject, and with a working knowledge of basic probability and statistics. However, applicants with other suitable backgrounds will be considered by the course team. If you wish to discuss your background please contact the Admissions Tutor on firstname.lastname@example.org
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Fundamentals of Medical Statistics
Computationally Intensive Methods
Advanced Statistical Modelling
Option modules, choose one option module from:
Further Topics in Medical Statistics
Health Technology Assessment
Project: You will undertake a major 12-week project during the summer, usually based on analysis of real medical data or methodology in the area of medical statistics.
The demand for medical statisticians is high and many employers contact us with job opportunities and to give careers talks to try to recruit graduates.