Medical statistician (level 7)
Provide statistical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to master’s degree.
- Typical duration
- 30 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Health and science
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Medical Statistician
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Interpret, apply and comply with legislation, statutory frameworks, professional codes of practice and guidance, including quality control.
- Select and perform the appropriate statistical technique that are commonly used in medical research relevant to the given data set and objective.
- Use statistical software (SAS® and R or other appropriate software) to perform the required statistical methods that are commonly used in medical research.
- Use statistical software (SAS® and R or other appropriate software) to create appropriate graphical and tabular representations of the data to aid interpretation that are commonly used in medical research (such as summary tables, individual data listings, histograms, boxplots, scatter plots, line charts, bar charts, frequency tables).
- Assess and interpret the results of data analysis and communicate these to peers in written and verbal discussion (such as written medical statistical reports and oral presentations).
- Adapt communication technique when communicating statistical concepts to different audiences including people from a non-scientific background.
- Critique technical documents affecting projects they are working on, written by other professionals (e.g. medical writers, study directors, project managers, medical consultants).
- Provide statistical input into the preparation of technical documents, e.g. study protocols, statistical analysis plans (including specifying the format and structure of planned regulatory required analysis outputs), study reports, regulatory submissions and grant applications.
- Identify issues that can affect projects, finding solutions that meet the commercial demands of the business environment.
- Lead projects to completion within agreed and defined timescales and project parameters.
- Work within limits of personal and professional competence, justifying and taking responsibility for own actions and seeking advice when required.
- Search and critically appraise scientific literature, including literature on new and emerging methods and techniques relevant to medical statistics.
- Evaluate new statistical methodologies relevant to medical statistics.
- Facilitate learning and provide feedback to others as appropriate.
- Critically review own practice and identify areas for personal and professional development.
- Collaborate with other professionals to deliver mutually agreed outcomes.
- Contribute to the wider statistical community (including their own organisation), through sharing knowledge, such as peer review, authorship and co-authorship of papers for publication or presentation at conference.
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