Medical Statistics: Module 1

Module 1: 17/03/2020

Practical Statistics 1
  • To understand the different types of data (e.g. nominal, ordinal, numeric) and the different types of summary statistics that can be used for each data type.
  • To understand the normal distribution, highlighting its importance in statistics, and statistical inference in particular.
Practical statistics 2
  • To provide an introduction to the two types of statistical inference

 hypothesis testing and P-value 

 estimation and confidence intervals

  • To assess the relative merit of p-values and confidence intervals.
  • To discuss statistical power, Type I and Type II errors


United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust,
Library and Knowledge Services, Professional Library, 
Lincoln County Hospital, Greetwell Road, Lincoln. LN2 5QY