Bristol Medical School Short Courses

Intensive online short courses designed for researchers and healthcare practitioners. Discover our range of courses in research methodology, design and analysis in health sciences.

Search the 2023-24 programme by keyword or topic:

All courses run online, unless otherwise specified. Click on a course title for more information. Course titles appended with 'A' or 'B' indicate multiple runs of a stand-alone course. 

FOR 2023-24
Advanced Mendelian Randomization 
[NEW, internal only] 
11-12 January Epidemiology;Genetic Epidemiology;Show all
Advanced Multiple Imputation Methods to deal with Missing Data 11 December Epidemiology;Medical Statistics;Show all
Analysis of Repeated Measures 9-10 May  Epidemiology;Medical Statistics;Show all
Causal Inference in Epidemiology: Concepts and Methods
1-4 July Appraisal and Synthesis of Research;Epidemiology;Medical Statistics;Qualitative Research;Randomised Trials;Statistical Computing;Show all
Designing and Conducting Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trials 13-17 May Randomised Trials;Qualitative Research;Health Economics;Medical Statistics;Medical Research Design and Management;Show all
Economic Evaluation Modelling Using R 16-18 July Statistical Computing;Health Economics;Show all
Essentials of Infectious Disease Modelling and Economic Evaluation 17-18 June Health Economics;Mathematical Modelling;Epidemiology;Show all
Further Survival Analysis 11-12 July Epidemiology;Medical Statistics;Show all
Genetic Epidemiology
22-28 November Epidemiology;Genetic Epidemiology;Statistical Computing;Show all
Improving your Stata: data management, publication-quality outputs, and automating tasks
28 February - 1 March Epidemiology;Health Economics;Medical Research Design and Management;Medical Statistics;Statistical Computing;Show all
Introduction to Data Visualisation and Web Applications Using R 8-9 February Medical Research Design and Management;Show all
Introduction to Economic Evaluation 8-10 July Health Economics;Randomised Trials;Appraisal and Synthesis of Research;Show all
Introduction to Empirical Bioethics
19-21 March Qualitative Research;Ethics Research;Show all
Introduction to Epidemiology
22-26 January Epidemiology;Medical Statistics;Medical Research Design and Management;Randomised Trials;Show all
Introduction to Linear and Logistic Regression Models 4-8 March Medical Statistics;Show all
Introduction to Network Meta-Analysis 11-15 March Medical Statistics;Health Economics;Statistical Computing;Appraisal and Synthesis of Research;Show all
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
20-24 May Qualitative Research;Show all
Introduction to Quantitative Bias Analysis
[NEW, internal only]
25 March Epidemiology;Medical Statistics;Show all
Introduction to R (A)
20-21 November Statistical Computing;Show all
Introduction to R (B)
29-30 January Statistical Computing;Show all
Introduction to Rates and Survival Analysis 26-28 June Epidemiology;Medical Statistics;Statistical Computing;Show all
Introduction to Research Governance 29-30 April Medical Research Design and Management;Epidemiology;Qualitative Research;Randomised Trials;Show all
Introduction to Stata 29 November - 1 December Statistical Computing;Show all
Introduction to Statistics 4-8 December Medical Statistics;Show all
Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis
16-19 January Appraisal and Synthesis of Research;Show all
Machine Learning with Omics Data 20-21 June Epidemiology;Genetic Epidemiology;Multiomic Data;Health Data Science;Informatics;Medical Statistics;Show all
Mendelian Randomization 20-23 February Epidemiology;Genetic Epidemiology;Medical Statistics;Show all
Molecular Epidemiology 1-3 May Epidemiology;Molecular Epidemiology;Multiomic Data;Health Data Science;Genetic Epidemiology;Informatics;Show all
Multiple Imputation for Missing Data
10-12 June Medical Statistics;Show all
Optimising Recruitment to Randomised Controlled Trials 13 June Randomised Trials;Qualitative Research;Medical Research Design and Management;Show all
Questionnaire Design, Application and Data Interpretation
31 January - 2 February Epidemiology;Medical Research Design and Management;Randomised Trials;Health Economics;Qualitative Research;Show all
Statistical Methods for Mediation Analysis 24-25 June Epidemiology;Medical Statistics;Show all
Understanding Trusted Research Environments
[NEW, internal only]
22-26 April Informatics;Medical Statistics;Show all
Writing a Journal Article
[Internal only in-person course] 
4-6 June Medical Research Design and Management;Show all
Writing a Qualitative Paper (A)
[Internal only in-person course] 
13 December Qualitative Research;Show all
Writing a Qualitative Paper (B)
[Internal only in-person course] 
7 June Qualitative Research;Show all

Image of white lines running across a red background Biennial courses

The following live online courses are biennial and will not run in the 2023–2024 short course programme:

University of Bristol staff and students may still access these courses as a Materials & Recordings (UoB only) option.

Image of white lines running across a red background Bookings are currently closed

Bookings open at midday on 17th October 2023.
We recommend that you visit the course booking system ahead of this to preregister an account.

I think the short course programme is a highlight of the Bristol Medical School. It's great to learn from skilled researchers in their field, and be given direction so you aren't left floundering and attempting to teach yourself every skill needed for your degree. There's a lot of support available, all of the tutors are knowledgeable and friendly and the courses cover a lot of content in a short period of time.

Course Feedback, May 2023

The short courses offered are really interesting and relevant to health research, and facilitate getting to know other researchers and departments. I am always impressed by how well organised, helpful and friendly the Short Course Team are - they are really outstanding.

Course feedback, January 2023

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Find out more & sign up to our self-paced 'Materials & Recordings' option.

I am really pleased about the variety of courses of the programme (the materials only recording courses are one of the best parts) and how helpful the Short Course Programme team are. I had several questions and problems and they have always been there.

Course feedback, January 2023
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