Module - Medical Statistics for Medical Physics (HPE102)

HSST

Aim of this module

By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to apply their knowledge, skills and experience with respect to the range of statistical techniques relevant to Medical Physics and closely related disciplines. They will be expected to be able to design a study protocol and critically interpret and present results. The Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current research and how medical statistics contribute to innovative and new approaches within their area of specialisation.

They will be expected to critically evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations, consistently using the professional attributes and insights required of a Clinical Scientist in HSST.

Knowledge and understanding


The Clinical Scientist in HSST will have the knowledge and comprehension of a variety of statistical tests appropriate to Medical Physics. They will be expected to know how these tests may be used to describe, analyse and summarise results. The Clinical Scientist in HSST should understand and use complex computer statistical routines (e.g. as found in Excel) and stand-alone programmes (e.g. dedicated statistical software packages). Specifically, the Clinical Scientist in HSST should be familiar with and able to select the appropriate techniques relating to:

Technical and Clinical Skills


By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will reflect on their own abilities and demonstrate a critical understanding of current research while demonstrating the ability to apply, adapt and master the following skills and techniques and will (using simulated data where necessary):

By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to critically reflect and apply in practice their scientific skills and clinical knowledge in a variety of clinical situations and will be able to:

Attitudes and behavior


By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations. They will be expected to consistently demonstrate the professional attributes and insights required of a Consultant Clinical Scientist working within the limits of professional competence, referring as appropriate to senior staff, and will: