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Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute

Statistical Methods in Diagnostic studies

Course summary
The course will focus on the application of statistical methods in diagnostic studies.

Course description
The aim of the course is for attendees to be able to understand and use a broad range of statistical methods that may be used in the testing of a new diagnostic device or procedure. These methods include the standard diagnostic approaches to analysis, such as sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values, as well receiver-operating characteristics (ROC) curves. More complex methods will involve the use of regression methods to assess the contribution of different measures to the diagnostic process, and the comparison of several different approaches to diagnosis. Other issues relating to the design of diagnostic studies will also be covered. The course will include a mixture of taught and practical content using the software Stata.

The course is aimed at researchers who want to perform statistical analysis of diagnostic studies, and those hoping to understand how statistical methods can help in the design of such studies.

Course presenters
Professor Dankmar Böhning (Professor of Medical Statistics)
Dr Sean Ewings (Research Fellow in Statistics)



Course fees
£150 Registered students
£250 Academic
£300 All other particpants
With a 30% discount for UoS members

30th May 2017



Venue Details
University of Southampton,
Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute,
Building 39,
SO17 1BJ

Additional Information
Participants will need to make their own accommodation arrangements.

You can also contact our Professional Training Team
Telephone: 023 80 59 9036



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