Introduction to Statistics for Vets

 15 - 18 July 2013

Overview

Research in veterinary medicine often makes use of and may depend upon statistical analysis. In this course we shall describe the main statistical concepts used in clinical research. 

Led by the eminent health statistician, Professor Martin Bland, the course will be presented in the context of clinical research literature and will focus on understanding the application to real examples.

This is the third course for vets that the department has undertaken and builds on its well established and successful courses in human medicine, from which most of the examples are drawn. The aim of this course is to equip participants with the basic skills and knowledge for understanding published research papers in veterinary medicine.

The four day course is supported by a substantial set of practical exercises on the web.

The course will be useful and of interest to:

  • Anyone whose work relates to research in veterinary medicine
  • It will be assumed participants will have no or very little experience of statistical analysis

For further information download a copy of the Introduction to Statistics for Vets (PDF , 344kb) flyer.

Course Leader

Martin Bland

Martin Bland joined the University of York as Professor of Health Statistics in 2003. Before this he spent 27 years at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, following posts at St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School and in agricultural research with ICI.

He has a B.Sc. in mathematics, an M.Sc. in Martin Bland joined the University of York as Professor of Health Statistics in 2003. Before this he spent 27 years at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, following posts at St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School and in agricultural research with ICI. He has a B.Sc. in mathematics, an M.Sc. in Statistics, and a Ph.D. in epidemiology.

He is the author of An Introduction to Medical Statistics, now in its third edition, and co-author of Statistical Questions in Evidence-based Medicine, both Oxford University Press, more than 230 refereed journal articles reporting public health and clinical research and on research methods, and, with Prof. Doug Altman, the Statistics Notes series in the British Medical Journal. He is currently working on clinical trials in wound care, hazardous alcohol use, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, and stroke prevention, among other topics.

His personal research interests are in the design and analysis of studies of clinical measurement and of cluster randomised clinical trials. His involvement with veterinary research began when he was consulted by Ceva Animale, leading to further work with Ceva and presentations at conferences organised by them. He led a successful short course for vets in 2010 and in 2011 gave a presentation to the Small Animals Medicine Society and a training day for the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists.



Costs and how to apply

The cost of the course is £800, which includes refreshments, a light lunch and an informal group dinner on one of the evenings and all course material.

Booking can be made on line using a debit or credit card via the online shop.

For further information contact Sally Baker on 01904 321726 or email sally.baker@york.ac.uk.

Accommodation and Travel

York offers a very wide range of accommodation options from which to choose.  The VisitYork website offers a selection of quality assured bed and breakfast accommodation.  Visit their website for more information: www.visityork.org/book/

Parking permits are available and if you would like one, please contact Sally Baker on 01904 321726 or email sally.baker@york.ac.uk with details of your car make and registration number.

Please note that parking is not guaranteed on campus, even with a parking permit.