Discover a comprehensive range of short courses in clinical and population health research methods, featuring key statistical principles and methods for the design and analysis of research studies, workshops on data management, and computer-based courses on recommended software tools (Stata, R and REDCap).

As a core component of its role as a partnership in research methods support between Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the University of Melbourne, the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU) delivers a program of short courses in the methods of clinical and population health research, including conceptualisation, design and statistical analysis. The courses are practically oriented, with much of the work done in small groups working on realistic examples.

The Research Methods courses teach the core concepts of how to design and analyse a research study that involves recruiting human participants, collecting (quantitative) data on them, and analysing those data. The core sequence of three Research Methods courses should be taken in sequence, because they build explicitly on each other. 

Additional courses in software tools for data management and analysis (REDCap, Stata, R) provide the basic tools needed to conduct a research study.

CEBU course timetable

Courses and related resources

This course is delivered by Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU), a working partnership between Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the University of Melbourne.