Statistics for the AKT and Beyond

Date09 March 2018
DurationHalf day
Start Time09:00
End Time1300
TypeClassroom based
LocationLiverpool
AudienceFoundation Doctor, GP, GP Trainee, First5

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Discounted course fee! Two separate half day lectures covering the basics of statistics for general practice including key concepts for the AKT. 6 CPD points available.

IMPORTANT: This course is run over two dates - 9th March (first half day) and 23rd March (second half day)

What the course includes

Short lectures to explain the key concepts followed by active participation using Poll Everywhere live audience participation software.

 

The course is suitable for:

GPs, GP trainees, GP trainees who are preparing for the AKT exam, anyone in the primary care team who would like to increase their knowledge of statistics. 

 

Topics include:

 

First half day

Basics – mean, mode, median, normal distribution, skew

Types of Data

Types of Study

What is p?

Common statistical tests

Bias and confounding

 

Second half day

Risk – relative, absolute, NNT and NNH

Odds and Odds Ratios

Confidence intervals

Forest and funnel plots

Cates plots (smiley faces)

Validity– sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, likelihood ratios

Learning points·Interpret scientific papers

Increase your ability to pass the AKT

Enjoy statistics!

 

VenueLACE Conference Centre, Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park, Liverpool, Merseyside, L17 1AA
Maximum capacity20
Emailmersey@rcgp.org.uk
Phone01517080865
ContactRCGP Mersey Faculty
Faculty/DepartmentMersey Faculty

Course programme

Programme, first half-day

09:00

Registration, tea and coffee

09:15

Teaching starts

10:30

Tea/coffee break

10:45

Teaching resumes

13:45

Close

 

Programme, second half-day

09:00

Registration, tea and coffee

09:15

Teaching starts

10:30

Tea/coffee break

10:45

Teaching resumes

13:00

Close

 

Certificate of attendance will be available at the end of the second day of the course.

 

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Wi-fi

Facilitator/Speakers

Dr David Lewis, MRCGP

David is a GP trainer and teaches medical students part time.  He taught critical reading for the old style MRCGP for many years, and has helped registrars prepare for the statistics part of the AKT since it was introduced.  David is not a statistician but has a passion for the subject and for teaching! 

 

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