Teaching biostatistics and epidemiology in a postgraduate medical institution: are we going in the right direction?
AbstractWe examined the attitude and knowledge of 40 supervisors and trainees as well as the impact of workshops on statistical thinking and analytical processes in a medical facility in Pakistan: 45% thought that statistics and epidemiology should be left to professional statisticians; 86% of the trainees and 58% of the supervisors, however, thought that statistics should be taught as a full-time subject. The majority of trainees [86%] were dissatisfied with the workshops compared to 33% of supervisors. Our findings indicate an urgent need to revise our approach to teaching statistics and epidemiology
Butt, A.K. & Khan, A.A. (2008). Teaching biostatistics and epidemiology in a postgraduate medical institution: are we going in the right direction?. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (5), 1192-1197, 2008 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117545