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Course content

This programme builds on the Department of Health Sciences' national and international experience and reputation in Health Services Research.

The postgraduate certificate offers you a solid grounding in quantitative methods used in health, medical and social sciences. The programme offers a range of modules in applied statistics and health research including systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, epidemiology and health economics. Teaching is offered in a variety of mediums with some modules delivered remotely while others are campus based. The programme provides a hands-on approach to undertake analysis for a variety of health related data using suitably chosen software packages.

After completing the programme, you will be prepared for careers within the ever-expanding, multi-disciplinary and multi-professional field of health and will be well equipped to apply the skills and knowledge you have acquired across any disease area, for example, cancer or cardiovascular disease.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research and Statistics is a one-year, full-time programme or a two year, part-time programme.

Training

The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research and Statistics is a one-year, full-time programme or a two year, part-time programme. You will take taught modules worth a total of 60 credits. The compulsory modules worth 30 credits are:
-Introduction to Regression Analysis (10 credits)
-Health Research Methods (20 credits)

In addition you will choose modules worth 30 credits from the following:
-Further Regression Analysis (10 credits)
-An Introduction to Multilevel Analysis (10 credits)
-Measurement in Health and Disease (10 credits)
-Epidemiology (10 credits)
-Randomised Controlled Trials (10 credits)
-Systematic Reviews (10 credits)
-Health Economics (10 credits)
-Understanding Clinical Statistics (10 credits)

Visit the Health Research and Statistics - PGCert page on the University of York website for more details!

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