Quantitative Analysis: statistics for healthcare professionals

Key information

Duration: This is a web-based course which can be taken over a 10 week period (starting in October or January)

Location: Distance learning - delivered online

Fee: Not running for 2015 entry 


Deadline to apply: 

How to apply:

Further information: Contact Ed Walford at e.walford@aston.ac.uk or telephone 0121 204 4160. 

About the course

This e-learning course will develop your competency in the statistical analysis of quantitative data for research in healthcare .

Designed for those with little experience of statistics - or those who would like to refresh their knowledge -  this course begins with the basic principles of data analysis. Upon completion, you will be able to perform and interpret statistical analysis of a range of data types to an advanced level. The course is ideal for those who need to conduct research in a healthcare environment as well as those who simply need to read and understand empirical research articles.

The course is computer-based and is delivered through a private interactive web site, ideal for self-paced learning. Tutors are available online to support you as you progress through the tasks. The course is available over a 10-week period starting in October and January. Participants need to have access to a PC with a fast internet connection.

Key topics

  •  Introduction to SPSS for Windows software
  •  Basic principles of statistical data analysis
  •  Measures of association
  •  Analyses of difference between two groups or conditions
  •  Analyses of variance of three or more groups or conditions
  •  Analyses of variance of more than one independent variable
  •  Regression analyses.