MAT-30032 - Medical Statistics Project
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2018/19


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Barred Combinations

MAT-30016 Project,
MAT-30029 Professional Mathematics

Description for 2018/19

This module is an opportunity for students to explore in depth a particular topic or problem in Medical Statistics. Each student is supervised by a member of staff throughout the execution of the project. The project will normally require some computational work, using specialised statistical techniques and packages to analyse large data sets. The work is assessed by means of a dissertation, a literature review, a poster presentation and an oral presentation to the division.
The module develops the following Keele Graduate attributes:
1. An open and questioning approach to ideas, demonstrating curiosity and independence of thought.
2. An appreciation of the development and value of Mathematics and the links between different areas of the subject.
4. The ability creatively to solve problems using a range of different approaches and techniques, and to determine which techniques are appropriate for the problem at hand.
6. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written form.

The aim of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to study a particular topic or problem in Medical Statistics in depth and to report on it orally and in writing.
To further develop students┐ abilities to analyse medical statistics literature.
To develop skills in using research materials necessary for interpreting and evaluating medical statistics.
To develop students┐ ability to investigate a problem in depth over an extended period and produce reports thereon.
To develop students┐ ability to communicate mathematical and statistical results to audiences using a variety of different communication methods, for example, academic posters and oral presentations.
To produce a final-year dissertation.

Intended Learning Outcomes

produce reports based on the development of a piece of work, in depth, over an extended period of time;:
communicate statistical results to an academic audience in written form by way of reports and posters;:
communicate statistical results to an academic audience in oral form by way of presentations;:
develop professional-level statistical writing skills.:

Study hours

Compulsory supervisions with project supervisor : 30 hours.
Independent study and research, preparation of literature review, poster, presentation and final dissertation : 270 hours.

School Rules

General aptitude (assessed by a formal interview and recommendations from their personal tutor, year tutors and/or programme director).

Description of Module Assessment

1: Dissertation weighted 60%
A statistical dissertation.
Comprehensive report, of a length which is appropriate to the problem in question, on the statistical analysis carried out in the project.

2: Presentation weighted 10%
Oral and Visual Presentation
10-20 minute oral presentation on project to an appropriate audience.

3: Literature Review weighted 20%
Review of relevant literature
Comprehensive and detailed review of literature in the chosen topic area.

4: Poster Presentation weighted 10%
A professionally produced, academic poster, of the style presented at conferences, that is presented to an academic audience. Students will be questioned on their poster.