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Patient Doctor 1 Course

The Patient Doctor 1 Course (known as “PD1”) provides early clinical contact for students in Years 1 and 2. Whilst the curriculum concentrates on the biomedical sciences during these years, this course gives invaluable opportunity for students to meet patients, talk to them about their medical problems and consider the impact of illness of their lives. It is taught exclusively by GP tutors in practice and covers subject areas such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental health. There are currently five sessions in Year 1 and three in Year 2. 

Statistics Course (Years 1 & 2)

This is an introductory course in medical statistics. It is taught in a series of workshops across Year One and Year Two. The aim of these workshops is for students to become familiar with statistical concepts relating to the analysis of data.

Covered in Year One: 

  • Descriptive statistics
  • The normal distribution
  • Statistical inference
  • Hypothesis tests
  • Two-sample analyses
  • Dichotomous data
  • Relating two variables

Covered in Year Two:

  • Statistics for research
  • Graphical methods for clinical and biological data
  • Nonparametric situations
  • Linear regression