Medical research

Course 2: Medical Statistics Using SPSS

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Dr. Muhammed Elhadi

Doctor, Researcher

MBBCh – Faculty of Medicine, University of Tripoli

Course Description

Medical Statistics Using SPSS By Dr. Muhammed Elhadi


Amazing Course

This course is a valuable learning experience in the medical research field 


Course Details

Course Duration

Approx. 2 months

Course Price

200 LYD / 50$

Course Level


Course Description

By the end of the course, you will learn:

Introduction to biostatistics
• Introduction to biostatistics
• Types of variables
• Principle of descriptive statistics
• Measure of central tendency and variance
• Null hypothesis and alternative hypothesis
• P-value and Confidence interval

Introduction to SPSS / Data Cleaning Skills
• Creating a New File / Opening a File
• Entering data in SPSS and create variables
• Simple Descriptive statistics / mean/median/mode score
• Data Cleaning / Creating Dummy Variable
• Selecting Cases
• Splitting a File
• Calculating a total score
• Creating an ID variable
• Recoding a continuous to an ordinal variable
• Recoding a continuous to a dichotomous variable
• How to deal with missing data

Assumptions / Difference Between Parametric and Non-Parametric Test
• Testing for Normality
• Parametric Test and Non-Parametric Test 1
• Parametric Test and Non-Parametric Test 2

Charts & Graphs
• Bar charts
• Line graphs
• Area charts
• Pie charts
• Scatter & dot plots
• Histograms
• Population Pyramid
• Boxplots

Associations Tests
• Fisher’s exact test (2 x 2 Independence)
• Chi-square test of association
• Relative risk (2 x 2)
• Odds ratio (2 x 2)
• Pearson’s correlation
• Spearman’s correlation
• Kendall’s tau-b

Differences between groups
• Independent-samples t-test
• Paired-samples t-test
• Mann-Whitney U test
• One-way ANOVA
• Kruskal-Wallis H test
• Wilcoxon signed-rank test

Survival analysis
• Kaplan-Meier
• Cox-Regression Analysis
• Cronbach’s alpha
• Cohen’s kappa

Predictions Tests
• Linear regression
• Multiple regression
• Binomial logistic regression

Key Features

About the Course Instructor

  • MBBCh from Faculty of Medicine, University of Tripoli
  • Founder of Libyan Medical Research Network
  • Reviewer at over 40 international peer-review journals
  • Editor at PLOS ONE and BMC Public Health and BMC Medical Education
  • Worked on more than 50 International Projects including:
    African Surgical Outcomes-2
    GlobalSurg 3
    GlobalPaed Surg
    COVIDSurg / COVIDSurg Cancer
  • Chair of Incision – International Student Surgical Network – NWG of Libya
  • Have more than 50 posters and oral presentations at prestigious international conferences
  • Participated as speaker and presenter at: AHA, ASiT, ACOG, Digestive Week, AACR, EACR….
  • Have more than 70 published/accepted in international peer-review journals with impact factors in various surgical and medical specialties
  • Won over 15 awards and grants from international societies and conferences