PSU Regular Workshops

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSoM)
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Course Objectives/ Descriptions: 路         Refresh on the concepts on basic clinical research methodology and basic statistical theory of estimation & hypothesis testing

路         Understand the effects of sample size on clinical results and sample size calculations methodology

路         Set up a database in SPSS, perform simple manipulations on the data, create charts and simple descriptive statistics

Basic & Intermediate Biostatistics Workshop

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路         Understand the theory of setting up statistical models for different outcome measures

Advanced Biostatistics Workshop

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1.     Mixed Model, General Linear Model and Linear Regression

2.     Repeated Measurement Analysis, Repeated ANOVAs & Generalized Estimating Equations for Repeated Binary Outcomes Categorical

3.     Poisson Regression for count data

4.     The concept of Weighted Logistic Regression

5.     Risk Model Development using ROC Analysis

6.     Use of Principal Component Analysis for natural setting data and solving multicolinearity issues

7.     Reliability and Factor analyses for questionnaire

Refresher Course on Biostatistics Using SPSS

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Others - $267.50 (inclusive of GST)

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Course Objectives/ Descriptions: This course offers a refresher to participants who have attended basic & intermediate biostatistics courses previously and/or want to have more practices.

Structural Equation Modelling Workshop Using STATA

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Course Objectives/ Descriptions: This module serves as an introduction to the fundamental use of the Structural Equation Models (SEM) using STATA; it is by no means to be an exhaustive course. Participants will learn the foundation of using the SEM/GSEM commands to enhance their research work.

The Craft of Scientific Writing Workshop

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Course Objectives/ Descriptions: This course is based on the book 鈥淪cientific Writing 2.0: a Reader and Writer鈥檚 Guide鈥. It helps identify and articulate the differences between efficient and deficient scientific writing. Through many in-class exercises and the use of Scientific Writing AssistaNt (SWAN) software, it promotes good scientific writing habits such as conciseness and clarity.

Presenting Conference Papers Workshop

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The course tackles the three greatest obstacles a presenting scientist faces: fear, an over-technical text-heavy presentation, and a less-knowledgeable-than-expected audience.

 

Through systematically rooting out what lessens presentation impact, and preparing a live delivery, the presenting scientist acquires confidence in himself, fluidity in speech, and authority when handling questions.

 

Live skill assessment for each participant based on a seven-minute presentation of his/her paper (recorded on video) and a tough seven minute Q&A session.

Poster Presentations: Science and Arts

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This course covers an advanced understanding of the poster鈥檚 role as a visual aid, and how it differs from a paper or oral presentation slides. In it, you will tackle the two most challenging aspects of poster presentations: how to design attractive posters, and how to engage a mobile audience.

 

The course covers basic design concepts such as colour choice, visualization and flow of information, but also concise writing and choosing what and how much to include. Unlike in an oral presentation, the audience is not tied to a room or a topic. They are free to walk away, interrupt, or disengage at any point. This course will apply the strategies used by curators in art galleries to effectively identify and engage different types of audiences.

Advanced PowerPoint: The Master Class

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Course Objectives/ Descriptions: This course covers advanced PowerPoint features such as information overlay, animated chart, motion path, figure redraw with Bezier tool, synchronization of image with video, as well as the use of third party (free) software to allow detailed image manipulation and presentation.

Introduction on Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analysis (for NUHS staff members only)

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Course Objectives/ Descriptions: This course offers an introductory to systematic review and meta-analysis and the steps involve in performing a systematic review.

Cochrane Workshop on Basic Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis

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Course Objectives/ Descriptions: This two-day Basic Workshop provides an essential overview of the entire systematic review process, as described in the 鈥淐ochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions鈥. It covers the key topics on developing a focused question (PICO method), effective literature searching, assessing risk of bias of studies, conducting meta-analysis using Review Manager, managing study heterogeneity and interpreting the results (e.g. forest and funnel plots).

Cochrane Workshop on Advanced Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis

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Course Objectives/ Descriptions: A systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions typically includes well-conducted randomized controlled trials (RCTs) however sometimes the lack of RCTs may prompt reviewers to include observational studies such as cohort and case-control studies. This two-day workshop will guide reviewers on how to conduct systematic reviews on observational studies. It will cover the following key topics: searching the Cochrane library, bias and confounding, assessing risk of bias, conducting a meta-analysis, multiple regression analysis and a hands-on session on RevMan software.

PubMed Training for NUHS Staff

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2.    Refine their searches to retrieve relevant citations for their topics

3.    Manage citations - change display     format, collect, email, save, print, etc.

4.    Create current awareness profiles to be informed of new citations for their topics

5.    Access full-text of articles via PubMed

EndNote Training for NUHS Staff

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1.     Import saved citations from relevant sources (like PubMed) into EndNote庐. Learn the various ways of adding a reference to a library of references: manually, exporting and importing from library catalogs and online databases, connecting from EndNote庐  itself.

2.     Organize references into Groups

3.     Use the Cite While You Write庐 feature so that references stored in EndNote庐  can be cited in a Microsoft Word 2010 document

4.     Insert and instantly format citations in Microsoft Word using pre-defined citation styles

Information is subject to change without notice and is accurate as at January 2019.

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