An important function of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) is to provide a comprehensive range of short courses in methods of quantitative research, including planning and conducting research and basic statistical analysis. The courses do not assume any specific prior knowledge, although Introduction to Clinical Research, Introduction to Biostatistics and Sample Size are designed to be taken in sequence.
Our program of courses and seminars covers protocol development, study design, data management, basic statistics, project management and Good Clinical Practice. Courses and seminars are designed for researchers involved in any type of clinical and public health research are are taught by statisticians, trialists and clinicians.
We have designed the core sequence of courses as a natural progression for researchers in clinical or public health areas, beginning with Getting Started in Clinical Research, Introduction to Biostatistics and the Stata courses. The Stata courses are run in conjunction with the School of Population Health at The University of Melbourne. The courses are very practically oriented, with much of the work done in small groups working on specific paediatric research topics, and are designed to equip new researchers with the basic tools needed to conduct a study.