Friday, April 11, 2008

Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Medical Writers

Back in February, I said I was developing an online course on epidemiology and biostatistics for medical writers. This took longer than I had initially thought but the course is now up and running.

Here are some of the things you will learn in this course:
  • The relationship between exposures and cases
  • The concepts of prevalence, incidence, and person-time
  • How to identify confounders in medical studies
  • How to understand risks, ratios, and other epidemiological calculations
  • The different types of epidemiological studies
  • How to identify biases in research studies
  • The process of determining causality
  • Research reporting guidelines
  • The types of statistical studies, variables, and methods of sampling
  • How to interpret statistical data
  • The threats to a study's validity
  • How to report and present data

Each module is followed by exercises where you will apply the concepts learned. An instructor will provide feedback on your exercises. Once your assignments are completed and your instructor gets back to you, you will receive a Certificate in the mail.

Check out the course's Web site.

P.S. Remember my Consumer Health Writing Course? I have simplified it and turned it into an online course (instead of mailing out the materials). Hence , the tuition for the course dropped $70 (I also took away some bonuses). That's good news if you were considering this course but could not afford it. You can get a certificate for this course too.

1 comment:

Jennifer Withers said...

This is a great idea. Who are the instructors?