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MPH2077 - Data management and computing

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Mr Adam Meehan


Not offered in 2007


Aimed at research professionals managing clinical trial data. Develop standards of best practice, be able to assess new technologies to ensure data quality and efficient data processing. Students will be given guidance on accepted practices for clinical data management and for data capture system design and development. Practical skills will be developed through the completion of data management tasks for a hypothetical study, with a database developed using Microsoft Access.


On completion of this unit students will:

  1. understand good practices in data collection and form design;
  2. be skilled in the practical use of databases and statistical packages;
  3. understand techniques in ensuring quality control of data;
  4. understand data storage, backup and archiving procedures;
  5. understand concepts of data confidentiality, access and security.


Class participation
written assignments

Contact hours

2 contact hrs per week