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Medical Statistics using Stata

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20-23 April 2014
Dubai, UAE
4-days
Stata
Medical Statistics (Introductory / Intermediate)
Dr. Ula Nur, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London) (View profile)
ST-125-UAE
  Stata  Stata 13    Timberlake Consultants | Statistics | Econometrics | Forecasting
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Overview

Timberlake Consultants invite you to attend the following 4-day, medical statistics course to be held in the Dubai, UAE on 20-23 April 2014.

Stata is a powerful tool for data management, statistical analysis and model building. Typically, before performing any type of analysis, one has to import, prepare and manipulate data. The first half of this course aims to familiarize participants with Stata’s various windows and drop-down menus, understand how Stata deals with data and, importantly, know how to write, save and execute commands within do-files. Participants will learn key data management commands for loading data, investigating data, creating new variables and amending existing variables and combining datasets. Attendees will also learn some commands for obtaining descriptive statistics, including tables and simple graphs, some common hypothesis tests and also linear regression. Additionally, participants will also learn how to use Stata’s online help facilities so that you will be able to continue learning beyond the course.

The second half of the course provides an introduction to Stata for medical statistics, exploring the use of Stata models for a number of outcomes and how to interpret results. Participants will also learn how to produce publication-quality graphs.

The course is aimed at medical professionals, particularly medical doctors, medical students, pharmacists and epidemiologists who are beginner-level users of Stata.

 

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Agenda

The following agenda may be subject to minor changes:

Part 1: An Introduction to Stata 13

Date: Sunday 20 - Monday 21 April 2014

Constituency

Part 1 is a two-day introductory session will teach the fundamentals of Stata. No prior knowledge of Stata is required.

Course Outline

  • Stata Interface;
  • Log and Do Files;
  • Importing Data;
  • Working with Stata commands;
  • Data Manipulations;
  • Define and label variables;
  • Transform, recode and compute variables;
  • Summary Statistics;
  • Introduction to Graphs;
  • Practical Session #1;
  • Tables for epidemiologists;
  • Odds ratios and risk ratios;
  • Analysis of variance (ANOVA);
  • Practical Session #2.

Learning Objectives

The key objective of the day is to move you to a position where you are familiar or even friendly with Stata. To be more specific we want you to be familiar with Stata’s various windows and drop-down menus, understand how Stata deals with data and, importantly, know how to write, save and execute commands within do-files. You will learn key data management commands for loading data, investigating data, creating new variables and amending existing variables and combining datasets. You will also learn some commands for obtaining descriptive statistics, including tables and simple graphs, some common hypothesis tests and also linear regression. You will also learn how to use Stata’s online help facilities so that you will be able to continue learning beyond the course.

Part 2: Introduction to Stata for Medical Statistics

Date: Tuesday 22 - Wednesday 23 April 2014

Constituency

Part 2 is intended for people who would like to be able to produce publication-quality graphs using Stata. Some experience of using Stata and some level of statistical knowledge would be helpful though not essential.

Course Outline

  • Correlation, power analysis, and non-parametric tests;
  • Multiple regression;
  • Likelihood ratio test and the Wald test;
  • Logistic regression;
  • How to work with missing values.

Learning Objectives

The two key objectives are that by the end this course you will know how to fit statistical models in Stata for a variety of outcomes and, as or more importantly, how to interpret the output from these models. You should be able to compare models to select the most appropriate model and be able to report the results effectively.

Learning Ratio

60% practical and 40% theory.

Pre-course Reading

  • Kirkwood, B. R., and Sterne, J. A. C., (2003). Essential Medical Statistics, 2nd Ed., Blackwell Publishing.
  • Bland, M., (2000). An Introduction to Medical Statistics, 3rd Ed., Oxford Medical Publications.
  • Hills, M., and De Stavola, B. L., (2012). A Short Introduction to Stata for Biostatistics (Updated to Stata 12), Timberlake Consultants Press. (Available in the Timberlake Bookshop)
  • StataCorp, (2013). Stata release 13 User’s Guide, Stata Press.

 

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Prerequisites

Participants should be computer literate, able to manage files and be familiar with Microsoft Windows. Some statistical knowledge or experience in dealing with data would be useful. Basic knowledge of Stata is not required, since the first session will provide it.

 

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Feedback & Testimonials

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Prices

Cost (per participant):

Registration type Price
Commercial / Government AED12,000.00
Academic / Non-profit research AED8,000.00
Student registrations AED5,000.00
  • All costs exclude local taxes, where applicable.
  • Student registrations: Attendees must provide proof of full time student status at the time of booking to qualify for student registration rate (valid student ID card or authorised letter of enrolment).
  • Additional discounts are available for multiple registrations.
  • Cost includes course materials, lunch and refreshments.
  • If you need assistance in locating hotel accommodation in the region, please notify us at the time of booking.

The number of delegates is restricted. Please register early to guarantee your place.

 

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Registration

We welcome delegates to find out more and register for the course by contacting our sales and training team either by email: info@timberlake.ae, phone: +971 (0) 55 87 75 140 or by filling out an online registration form.

 

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Terms & Conditions

For full Training Courses Terms & Conditions please click here.

Payment of course fees required prior to the course start date.

Registration closes 5-calendar days prior to the start of the course.

  • 100% fee returned for cancellations made over 28-calendar days prior to start of the course.
  • 50% fee returned for cancellations made 14-calendar days prior to the start of the course.
  • No fee returned for cancellations made less than 14-calendar days prior to the start of the course.



 

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