The material on this page originated in an MSc/final year undergrauate course on Medical Statistics. After reliquishing the course I am consolidating the lecture notes into a more convenient form, incorporating the simple and more substantial exercises (and solutions) into the main body of the text at appropriate places. Material which was originally only mentioned in the lecture slides will be contained in the main body of the text. For the time being I have left handout copies of the original lecture slides and links to recordings of the lectures made with the Echo360 system in Autumn 2011. The material is in .pdf form and may be read and printed with Adobe Acrobat. The data sets are in R, Minitab, SPSS, SAS or S-plus form as indicated. It is recommended that you use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Chrome to access these, clicking on them gives the option of downloading or running from the web sources. Downloading is recommended and is necessary for R data sets.

The computer package for the course is **R**. A brief introduction to R is given here. More information is given on the CRAN home page.

Clinical Trials (0.65MB)

Survival Analysis (0.65MB)

Click here for links to lecture podcasts, vodcasts and rich media recordings of lectures.

The notes are given in a complete Acrobat .pdf file with a hot-linked table of contents immediately following the title page.

To print just one of the chapters note that the printed pages numbers
in the contents list and in the notes do not correspond with those of the .pdf
file. Instead, use the contents list to move to the start of the chapter and
note the page number given at the bottom of the Acrobat window. This will
allow you to issue a print instruction for the appropriate number of pages starting
at that point.

Clinical Trials: Lecture Slides, Sections 0 to 2

Clinical Trials: Lecture Slides, Sections 3 to 4

Clinical Trials: Lecture Slides, Section 5

Clinical Trials: Lecture Slides, Section 6

Clinical Trials: Lecture Slides, Section 7

Clinical Trials: Lecture Slides, Section 8

Clinical Trials: Lecture Slides, Section 9

Clinical Trials: Lecture Slides, Section 10

Survival Analysis: Lecture Slides, Sections 0 to 2.5

Survival Analysis: Lecture Slides, Sections 2.6 to 2.7

Survival Analysis: Lecture Slides, Chapter 3

Survival Analysis: Lecture Slides, Chapter 4

Candidates may bring to the examination lecture notes and associated lecture material (but no textbooks) plus a calculator that conforms to University regulations. All answers will be marked but credit will be given for only the best

All questions carry equal marks. Total marks 99.

from his book (with Sophie Rabe-Hesketh)

and choosing "Save Target As...".

Do not try to open them from the web page.

Brain tumour survival times times

**Description of methtrex data set (pdf)
**

Tumour remission times (Minitab)

Tumour remission times (S-PLUS)

Lung cancer survival times (Minitab)

Lung cancer survival times (S-PLUS)

Lung cancer survival times (SPSS)

Brain tumour survival times (Minitab)

Brain tumour survival times times (S-PLUS)

Brain tumour survival times times (SPSS)

Leukaemia remission times (Minitab)

Leukaemia remission times (S-PLUS)

Leukaemia remission times (SPSS)

Prostatic cancer survival times (Minitab)

Prostatic cancer survival (S-PLUS)

Prostatic cancer survival (SPSS)

lymphoma survival times (Minitab)

**Description of methtrex data set (pdf)
**

methtrex survival times (Minitab)

Click here for Ben Goldacre's Bad Science page

Click here for the NHS Behind the Headlines pages

Click here for link to the British Medical Journal

Click here for sample size programmes.

Click here for the registry of clinical trials.

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Dr Nick Fieller
and was last updated on 11/09/2011. |