Medical Statistics III: Common Statistical Tests in Medical Research

Visualizing the data that you’ve identified, defined, and interpreted furthers your research understanding. By building upon your knowledge from Medical Statistics I and II, you will explore the different types of statistical tests and plots that are used to answer research questions.

From visualizing the frequency of COVID-19 in different age groups to tracking childhood obesity incidence from various ethnic groups, statistical graphing can allow for your data to be better understood by broader audiences. This course will give you the tools you need to analyze real data, interpret analysis results, and critically evaluate statistics in medical studies.

  • Graph and analyze real data using either R or SAS
  • Interpret outputs from statistical tests including those for comparing groups, correlated observations, and non-parametric tests
  • Understand the relationship between variables and make predictions using methods of regression analysis, interaction, confounding, and model building.
  • Critically evaluate data analysis results using data visualization


In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Credit Designation 
American Medical Association (AMA) 

Stanford Medicine designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

View the full accreditation information HERE from Stanford Medicine

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Online, self-paced
20-22 Hours
Medical Statistics Program
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Center for Health Education