|Petter Laake (Norway)||email@example.com|
In the last decade there has been a burgeoning of statistical methods for problems
related to the health sciences. Many of these are aspects of the more traditional
areas, like epidemiology and randomized clinical studies, but there has also
been a tremendous growth in methods related to newer areas, like genetics. The
nature of statistics education in health sciences makes it a mix of traditional
and cutting edge challenges, influenced by scientific challenges, but also by
business and economic interests and social pressures.
Although the discipline of statistics seems healthy, one can question the relationship between the educational programs and the world of life and health sciences. Ideally, in areas from epidemiology to clinical studies, from survival analysis to genetics, the world of life and health sciences will need and should therefore motivate statistics education. In this session we will throw light on the relation between the educational programs and the life outside the educational institutions. We will address questions like the following. Do the educational programs prepare students for a professional life in the health sciences? What are the curriculum recommendations for a statistician and for statistical users in the health sciences? What are the actual needs in the world of life and health sciences, and how do we link with their needs? We hope a mix of perspectives will provide insight into the ongoing challenges and development of statistics education in the wide variety of needs in life and health sciences.
|Presentation 5G1||An Interrogation Tool for Data from a Survey of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Sales Forces||Bradley Payne (UK)|
|David Griffiths (Australia)|
|Nick Merryfield (UK)|
|Presentation 5G2||Teaching Statistical Methods for the Health Sciences in the Post-genomic Era||Nibia Aires (Sweden)|
|Presentation 5G3||Educating Statisticians for Work in Epidemiology: Can We Find the Correct Balance between General Statistical Ability and Particular Skill?||Ivar Heuch (Norway)|
|Presentation 5G4||Teaching Biostatistics in South Africa by Distant Education: Experiences From an Exchange Program between the Medical University of South Africa and the University of Massachusetts||Penelope Pekow (USA)|
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