Date(s) - 27/03/2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London
16th Floor, Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond

Following guidance that has been issued by the College regarding the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, this course has been POSTPONED. As soon as a new date is confirmed it will be published here

Course description

This is an introductory course for anyone who is interested in finding out about mathematical tools related to the development of diagnostic and prognostic models in clinical practice.

Learning objectives

By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the correct statistical test for evaluating diagnostic tests
  • Design and conduct a ROC study
  • Increasing the knowledge of the roles that prognostic models may play in clinical practice and the factors that determine the validity of predictions from a prognostic model
  • Understand the various steps to develop a prognostic model, from the selection of predictors to the appraisal of the external validity
  • Summarise the results of diagnostic and prognostic studies in a publication or grant application.

About the trainer

Dr Catey Bunce is a Reader in Medical Statistics in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London.

Elli Bourmpaki is Research Assistant in Medical Statistics in the Department of Population Health Sciences.