Core Modules

MDG5108 Biostatistics for Basic Research (4MC)

This course is served as a concept-based introduction to biostatistics, or to the use of numerical techniques to extract information from data and facts. It is aimed at students, researchers in life and health sciences, and health professionals who wish to learn modern research methods. The main learning objectives are to communicate scientific results, to develop tools to investigate the inherent variability introduced by sampling, to quantify uncertainty before progressing to the process of making inference about the population. Using computer software such as SPSS, the concepts and the statistical methods will be illustrated based on real life data arising from selected scientific and medical studies.

Workload
Maximum class size: 120
Course Duration: 9 weeks
Lecture Hours: 25
Practicals and Tutorials: 8
Examination: Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory-comprising of a written paper
 

MDG5771 Graduate Research Seminar and Workshop (4MC)

-Spread over 2 semesters

This course aims to cultivate a strong research culture among graduate students by exposing students to diversified area of current research topics and to improve their communication skills through presentations and interactions with other researchers. Students are required to attend at least 7 out of the 10 seminars held each semester for 2 consecutive semesters. In addition, they are required to present at least once during the 2 semesters. Students are also required to attend a 2-day workshop on Responsible Conduct and Ethics in Research, in the first semester, as part of the module. Full attendance of the workshop is compulsory for students to pass the module satisfactorily. The workshop is usually held on Monday and Tuesday of the recess week every semester.

Workload
Maximum class size: 120
Course Duration: 35 weeks
Lecture Hours: NA
Practicals and Tutorials: NA
Examination: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory-comprising of seminar attendance and presentation