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Imperial College London

Statistical Analysis with R for Public Health

Imperial College London via Coursera Specialization

Overview

Statistics are everywhere. The probability it will rain today. Trends over time in unemployment rates. The odds that India will win the next cricket world cup. In sports like football, they started out as a bit of fun but have grown into big business. Statistical analysis also has a key role in medicine, not least in the broad and core discipline of public health. In this specialisation, you’ll take a peek at what medical research is and how – and indeed why – you turn a vague notion into a scientifically testable hypothesis. You’ll learn about key statistical concepts like sampling, uncertainty, variation, missing values and distributions. Then you’ll get your hands dirty with analysing data sets covering some big public health challenges – fruit and vegetable consumption and cancer, risk factors for diabetes, and predictors of death following heart failure hospitalisation – using R, one of the most widely used and versatile free software packages around. This specialisation consists of four courses – statistical thinking, linear regression, logistic regression and survival analysis – and is part of our upcoming Global Master in Public Health degree, which is due to start in September 2019. The specialisation can be taken independently of the GMPH and will assume no knowledge of statistics or R software. You just need an interest in medical matters and quantitative data.

Syllabus

Course 1: Introduction to Statistics & Data Analysis in Public Health
- Offered by Imperial College London. Welcome to Introduction to Statistics & Data Analysis in Public Health! This course will teach you the ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Linear Regression in R for Public Health
- Offered by Imperial College London. Welcome to Linear Regression in R for Public Health! Public Health has been defined as “the art and ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Logistic Regression in R for Public Health
- Offered by Imperial College London. Welcome to Logistic Regression in R for Public Health! Why logistic regression for public health ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Survival Analysis in R for Public Health
- Offered by Imperial College London. Welcome to Survival Analysis in R for Public Health! The three earlier courses in this series covered ... Enroll for free.

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Alex Bottle and Victoria Cornelius

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