Biostatistics MPhil/PhD/MD

Major code: BAMR/BAPR/BAMD


Overview

The Department of Biostatistics is responsible for the development and delivery of the postgraduate statistics teaching programme for PhD students in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, a new research strand, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, in the MRes in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine Master Course, a new MSc in Clinical Research Administration in partnership with Laureate Online Education (http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/online/index) and a number of CPD courses that are designed to provide healthcare professionals with basic statistical research skills.

Subject Overview

The Department of Biostatistics has expertise in methodological research and a track record of national and international collaboration in high quality research across a broad range of research interests:

  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Clinical trials
  • Survival data analysis
  • Multivariate and multilevel data analysis
  • Methods for evaluating biomarkers
  • Analysis of laboratory-based data
  • Statistical pharmacogenetics
  • Joint modelling of longitudinal and time-to-event data
  • Stereological methods
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacodynamics personalised dosing algorithms
  • Statistical performance monitoring
  • Quality of life data analysis
  • Statistical shape and image analysis

The Department of Biostatistics provides an umbrella for cross-disciplinary units and initiatives, including the Clinical Trials Research Centre and the Medical Research Council North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research.

The Department of Biostatistics is currently involved in the supervison of several students whose projects cover a wide range of topics (involving statistical methodology and data analysis in the research areas listed above, and biomedical applications). The development of, and support for young researchers is a high priority in the Department.

Key Facts

The Institute of Translational Medicine comprises six departments:
Biostatistics
Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology
Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine
Women’s and Children’s Health

The work of the Institute:
Takes place in the laboratory and in the clinic, forming a continuous cycle of scientific discovery and clinical research that’s yielding remarkable advances in healthcare provision.

A primary aim:
Is to provide the necessary infrastructure, facilities, professional support and environment to foster collaborative research between basic science and clinical science postgraduates.

The Institute draws on:
The established expertise within each Department to foster, develop and enhance translational medicine work streams and projects throughout the Institute as a whole.

Why The Department of Biostatistics?

High quality research

The Department of Biostatistics has expertise in methodological research and a track record of national and international collaboration in high quality research across a broad range of research interests.

An umbrella for cross-disciplinary units and initiatives

The Department of Biostatistics provides an umbrella for cross-disciplinary units and initiatives, including the Clinical Trials Research Centre (CTRC, www.ctrc.org.uk/) and the Medical Research Council North West Hub for Trials Methodology Research (NWHTMR, www.liv.ac.uk/nwhtmr/).

Development and delivery of postgraduate learning and development

The Department is responsible for the development and delivery of the postgraduate statistics teaching programme for PhD students in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (www.liv.ac.uk/medstats/courses.htm), an MSc in Clinical Research Administration in partnership with Laureate Online Education (www.liv.ac.uk/study/online/index) and a number of CPD courses that are designed to provide healthcare professionals with basic statistical research skills.