PharmaSchool Open Courses

PharmaSchool Open Courses take place in Oxford, UK unless otherwise stated. Please click on the course below for more information. All of the Courses are one day in duration and included in the price are the following:

  • Course manual, handouts and further reading
  • Online pre-course questionnaire
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Lunch
  • Tea & Coffee

The Courses prove to be popular with people from the UK and Europe and it is recommended that you book early.

The price for each course is £295 +VAT. If you are a freelancer, work for charity, academic institution or in the NHS then you qualify for the non-commercial rate of just £175 + VAT.

PharmaSchool Open Course: Statistics for Non-Statisticians
Date: 9th November 2017 (Oxford, UK)
Duration: 1 Day (9.30am to 4pm)

Course Timings:

  • 09:30 Course Start
  • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break
  • 12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 15:15 Tea Break
  • 16:30 Course Close


Statistics are widely used in clinical trials from the design stage and sample sizing through to the analysis and reporting. This course provides an easy to understand explanation of the various statistical terms you will come across and enables you to communicate effectively with statisticians.

Who is it suitable for?

The course has previously been delivered for

  • CRAs/Project Managers
  • Regulatory Staff
  • Data Managers
  • Marketing & Sales Teams in Pharma Companies
  • Medical Advisers

Course Content:

Data Types & Summarising Data

  • Different types of data
  • Summarising groups of data
  • Standard deviation, standard error, least square means
  • Confidence intervals and interpretation

Summarising Data Discrete Data

  • Odds Ratio
  • Relative Risk
  • Absolute Risk
  • Difference in proportions
  • Number needed to treat
  • Number needed to harm

Summarising Data Time to Event Data (survival)

  • Hazard Rate & Hazard Ratio
  • Kaplan-Meier Estimates & Plot
  • Median Time to Event
  • Censoring
  • Proportional Hazards

Summarising Data Continuous Data

  • Difference in Means
  • Ratio of means
  • Non-parametric tests

Hypothesis Testing

  • Hypotheses to test
  • What is a p-value?
  • Statistical tests and p-values (incl logistic regression, chi-squared, Fisher, t-test, ANOVA, log rank, Kaplan-Meier)
  • Statistical Significance versus Clinical Significance
  • Equivalence & Non-Inferiority
  • Interpreting trial results
  • Exercise: Interpreting results

Power & Sample Size

  • Definition of Power
  • Factors involved in sample size
  • How to sample size
  • How to reduce sample size when population is limited
  • Exercise: Hands-on experience of sample sizing

Analysis Populations

  • What is an analysis population
  • Intention-to-treat, FAS, All Randomised, Per Protocol
  • Statistical Analysis Plans

Price: The price for each course is £295 +VAT. If you are a freelancer, work for charity, academic institution or in the NHS then you qualify for the non-commercial rate of just £175 + VAT.
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Please use the form below to book a place on the Statistics for Non-Statisticians Course. Once you have completed the details you will be able to either pay online, request an invoice to yourself or your company, or you can print the invoice and send to us together with payment.

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