Training for Non Statisticians

Statistical Thinking for Non-Statisticians in Drug Regulation

The flagship course is the two-day or three-day course ‘Statistical Thinking for Non-Statisticians in Drug Regulation’. The programme is run by Dr Kay exclusively on an in-company basis. The course consists of a series of lectures, short exercises and workshops and can be tailored to the specific needs of the company, both in terms of the methodological content and the workshops and exercises; these can be built around particular examples and publications that are of direct relevance to the company. A shortened one-day version of the course is also available.

This course is aimed at physicians, clinical scientists, medical writers, senior data managers and regulatory personnel and the emphasis throughout is on principles rather than technical details. The aim of the course is to increase knowledge and understanding of statistics amongst the participants to enable them to:

•    communicate with statisticians through a common language
•    deal more effectively with statistical issues that arise in their day to day work

Here are some comments on the 2-day and 3-day versions of the course from recent participants:

  • Great teacher, very entertaining. Kept my focus throughout. Great work!
  • Excellent presenter – clear thorough …
  • Found the course enlightening and worthwhile. It will have an effect on how I perform my duties within my current position
  • Very much enjoyed the course – very clear presentations – extremely helpful. I feel much better equipped to interpret the stats in clinical studies. Thanks!
  • Richard was excellent. Patient and really easy to understand. Answered questions well and ensured his answer was logical & understood
  • Excellent. I’m surprised that stats can be explained. Thought it is only formulas/mathematics. I enjoyed it!
  • Excellent! Every part was of use for my daily work. My understanding improved a lot!

Contact Richard Kay if you are interested in this course for your company.

Richard Kay's book with this same title, published by Wiley and now in its 2nd edition, is based on the material covered in these courses. Obtain a copy by following this link http://eu.wiley.com/remtitle.cgi?isbn=9781118470947  . On check-out type the code RK10 to receive a 10% discount.