Our online course is run in collaboration with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). Statisticians from APHA, as well as those who have extensive experience in working with the National Health Service in Scotland, will provide lectures based around real-life problems and data from the health sciences.
The course is entirely delivered online and access to a Windows PC is required. The course is ideally suited to those working full-time or with other commitments. You can study and complete the modules when it’s most convenient for you – you don’t need to be online at specific times.
The course has been designed by academics who also work as statisticians in the public sector, who are experts in understanding real-life statistical problems, data, and relating theory to practice.
Although the programme is focused on health, the skills set provided will also equip you with the necessary training to work as an applied statistician in other areas such as insurance, finance and commerce.
In Year 1 you’ll study three modules, equipping you with fundamental probability and data analysis skills. In Year 2 there are five modules, each focusing on a different applied element of being a statistician. The course concludes in the final year with a research project that will involve the analysis of a real-life data set.
On the programme you'll acquire:
Classes are delivered using the Myplace online teaching environment hosted by the University of Strathclyde.
You’ll learn through video lectures, interactive sessions, independent reading of articles and texts and discussion forums.
On average you'll study five hours of online material per week plus additional self-study. You’ll also have regular assistance from dedicated tutors who will interact and communicate with you through online forums and email.
You'll be part of a community of students working collaboratively to share and enhance learning.
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