This website is for students following the M.Sc. programme in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. It provides Martin Bland's teaching material for the Applied Biostatistics Module. I shall be teaching the first part of the module, until Mona Kanaan is able to return to the office. I shall be using my own lectures, which are given here. There are also some extra exercises which you can use to help you to study.

For each week, the material used at the teaching session is provided: the classroom lecture notes, which are a slightly condensed version of my PowerPoint slides, the classroom exercises, and suggested answers to the exercises. These are all PDF files. In addition, a text version of the lecture is provided in a printable PDF version. There are also some online exercises for further study.

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- Lecture: Frequency distributions, text version (Adobe PDF file)
- Lecture theatre notes: Frequency distributions (Adobe PDF file)
- Classroom exercise: Summarising data (Adobe PDF file)
- Suggested answers to exercise: Summarising data (Adobe PDF file)
- Exercise: Variables from the 2005 M.Sc. questionnaire (online exercise)
- Exercise: Heights from the 2005 M.Sc. questionnaire (online exercise)
- Exercise: VAS stress from the 2005 questionnaire (online exercise)
- Exercise: Distribution of FEV1 (SPSS exercise)
- Exercise: Histogram of serum triglyceride data (SPSS exercise)

- Lecture: Mean and standard deviation, text version (Adobe PDF file)
- Lecture theatre notes: Mean and standard deviation (Adobe PDF file)
- Classroom exercise: Variability (Adobe PDF file)
- Suggested answers to exercise: Variability (Adobe PDF file)
- Exercise: Height from the 2005 questionnaire, part 2 (Online exercise)
- Exercise: VAS stress from the 2005 questionnaire, part 2 (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Alcohol consumption from the 2005 questionnaire (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Standard deviation of FEV1 (SPSS exercise)
- Exercise: Standard deviation of serum triglyceride data (SPSS exercise)
- Exercise: Checking student data (SPSS exercise)

- Lecture: Standard Error and Confidence Intervals, text version (Adobe PDF file)
- Lecture theatre notes: Standard Error and Confidence Intervals (Adobe PDF file)
- Classroom exercise: Confidence Intervals (Adobe PDF file)
- Suggested answers to exercise: Confidence Intervals (Adobe PDF file)
- Exercise: Confidence intervals for mean FEV1 (SPSS exercise)

- Lecture: Significance tests, text version (Adobe PDF file)
- Lecture theatre notes: Significance tests (Adobe PDF file)
- Classroom exercise: Significance tests (Adobe PDF file)
- Suggested answers to exercise: Significance tests (Adobe PDF file)
- Exercise: Nasal diamorphine (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Evaluation of a nurse-run asthma school (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Effect of breast feeding on intelligence (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Nurse delivered home exercise programme (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Locomotor milestones and babywalkers (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Angina and pronethalol (SPSS exercise)

- Lecture: Comparing means, text version (Adobe PDF file)
- Lecture theatre notes: Comparing means (Adobe PDF file)
- Classroom exercise: Comparing the means of small samples (Adobe PDF file)
- Suggested answers to exercise: Comparing the means of small samples (Adobe PDF file)
- Exercise: Alcohol consumption and sex (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Two sample t test for the energy expenditure data (SPSS exercise)
- Exercise: Comparing peak flow meters (SPSS exercise)
- Exercise: Normal plot for angina and pronethalol (SPSS exercise)

- Lecture: Chi-squared tests, text version (Adobe PDF file)
- Lecture theatre notes: Chi-squared tests (Adobe PDF file)
- Classroom exercise: The analysis of cross-tabulations (Adobe PDF file)
- Suggested answers to exercise: The analysis of cross-tabulations (Adobe PDF file)
- Exercise: Primary pulmonary hypertension (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Diabetes and high blood pressure in the 2005 M.Sc. questionnaire (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Premature delivery and housing tenure (SPSS exercise)
- Exercise: Outcome of the MRC streptomycin trial (SPSS exercise)
- Exercise: Serious falls in a home exercise programme (SPSS exercise)

- Lecture: Proportions, risk ratios and odds ratios, text version (Adobe PDF file)
- Lecture theatre notes: Proportions, risk ratios and odds ratios (Adobe PDF file)
- Lecture: Logarithms, text version (Adobe PDF file)
- Lecture theatre notes: Logarithms (Adobe PDF file)
- Classroom exercise: Odds ratio and relative risk (Adobe PDF file)
- Suggested answers to exercise: Odds ratio and relative risk (Adobe PDF file)
- Exercise: Statins in pneumonia (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Diabetes and high blood pressure, Part 2 (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Reactions to immunisation using different sized needles (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Cough during the day or at night and history of bronchitis (SPSS exercise)

- Lecture: Correlation and Regression, text version (Adobe PDF file)
- Lecture theatre notes: Correlation and Regression (Adobe PDF file)
- Classroom exercise: Correlation and Regression (Adobe PDF file)
- Suggested answers to exercise: Correlation and Regression (Adobe PDF file)
- Exercise: Vocabulary, age, and epilepsy (Online exercise)
- Exercise: BMI and alcohol consumption in the 2005 questionnaire (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Muscle strength, age and height (SPSS exercise)

- Lecture: Multiple regression, text version (Adobe PDF file)
- Lecture theatre notes: Multiple regression (Adobe PDF file)
- Lecture theatre notes: Using a logarithmic transformation in regression (Adobe PDF file)
- Classroom exercise: Multiple regression (Adobe PDF file)
- Suggested answers to exercise: Multiple regression (Adobe PDF file)
- Exercise: BMI, alcohol consumption, and sex in the 2005 questionnaire (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Breast feeding, maternal intelligence, and babies' intelligence (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Statins, pneumonia and confounding (Online exercise)
- Exercise: Caesarean section and obesity (SPSS exercise)
- Exercise: Multiple regression of muscle strength on age and height (SPSS exercise)

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Last updated: 7 March, 2012.