Data Interpretation for Medical Students

Author: Paul K. Hamilton,Paul Hamilton,Ian C. Bickle

Publisher: PasTest Ltd

ISBN: 190563577X

Category: Clinical indications

Page: 608

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This new edition continues to instruct the medical student on all the modalities of investigation available to practising clinicians. It includes details of how to interpret each investigation, followed by a wide range of examples highlighting common patterns that should be recognised with a variety of scenarios to test understanding.

Get Through MRCPCH Part 2: Data Interpretation Questions, second edition

Author: Nagi Barakat

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1853158976

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Get Through MRCPCH Part 2: Data Interpretation Questions is based on the original title, 100 Data Interpretation Questions in Paediatrics for MRCPCH/MRCP, and provides valuable revision material for candidates sitting the two written papers for Part 2 of the Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) exam. This new edition has been revised and expanded and now includes four different question types: best of list; n from many; extended matching questions; and questions to which a written answer must be given. This gives the reader practice in real-life exam style questions as well as more open-ended questions that don't appear in the exam but really test the reader's knowledge while they are revising. It will prepare candidates for questions dealing with data interpretation, including ECGs, EEGs, growth charts, lists of test results and other materials commonly encountered in the examination. The answers are supplemented by invaluable extra information to help the reader understand why an answer is right or wrong, and to aid further revision on the topics covered. All cases have been selected according to the criteria of the MRCPCH exam, comprehensively covering all paediatric topics and coming from years of genuine clinical paediatric experience. This is an essential text for all candidates sitting the MRCPCH exam, as well as examiners and trainers for those exams, senior house officers, specialist registrars and their overseas equivalents.

OSCEs for Medical Students

Author: Adam Feather

Publisher: PasTest Ltd

ISBN: 9781904627104

Category: Clinical medicine

Page: 370

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Written for medical students approaching their final examinations, this work presents clinical examination stations and communication skills criteria. It includes information on the OSCE marking scheme and mock exams, and covers: Gastroenterology; Neurology and Psychiatry; Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology; and, Urology and Renal Medicine.

Research Skills for Medical Students

Author: Ann K. Allen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857256017

Category: Medical

Page: 254

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The revised Tomorrow's Doctors makes it clear that doctors need to be aware on their responsibilities as a scholar and scientist and it is therefore vital that students develop excellent critical thinking and research skills. While there are many ‘research skills’ books, medical students frequently struggle with understanding the difference between the practices of research, audit, service evaluation, systematic and narrative reviews and when and how to apply them. This book addresses the kinds of questions novice investigators always ask and helps students utilize study designs, data collection tools and analyze effectively.

Complete Self Assessment for Medical and Surgical Finals, Second Edition

Author: Kinesh Patel,Neil Patel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444120654

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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You have read your textbook and your course notes, now you need to test your knowledge and practise your exam technique. Complete Self Assessment for Medical and Surgical Finals is the ideal tool, examining all the core information medical students must know by the end of their final year via the most popular question formats. This new edition has been expanded to include 650 single best answers, 180 extended matching questions and over 50 x-ray interpretation questions. The book is structured into two main parts covering both medicine and surgery and chapters are logically separated by all the main specialties, with new chapters on obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and psychiatry. The answer explanations help you commit the key facts to memory while the attractive colour layout makes this book a refreshing change from other self-assessment titles. This book also complements Complete Revision Notes for Medical Finals, covering the same key facts so that the two books work together to ensure students are fully prepared. If you know what is in this book then you will know enough to pass your finals.

Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis for the Life Sciences, Second Edition

Author: Claus Thorn Ekstrom,Helle Sørensen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482238934

Category: Mathematics

Page: 526

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A Hands-On Approach to Teaching Introductory Statistics Expanded with over 100 more pages, Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis for the Life Sciences, Second Edition presents the right balance of data examples, statistical theory, and computing to teach introductory statistics to students in the life sciences. This popular textbook covers the mathematics underlying classical statistical analysis, the modeling aspects of statistical analysis and the biological interpretation of results, and the application of statistical software in analyzing real-world problems and datasets. New to the Second Edition A new chapter on non-linear regression models A new chapter that contains examples of complete data analyses, illustrating how a full-fledged statistical analysis is undertaken Additional exercises in most chapters A summary of statistical formulas related to the specific designs used to teach the statistical concepts This text provides a computational toolbox that enables students to analyze real datasets and gain the confidence and skills to undertake more sophisticated analyses. Although accessible with any statistical software, the text encourages a reliance on R. For those new to R, an introduction to the software is available in an appendix. The book also includes end-of-chapter exercises as well as an entire chapter of case exercises that help students apply their knowledge to larger datasets and learn more about approaches specific to the life sciences.

Tietz's Applied Laboratory Medicine

Author: Mitchell G. Scott,Ann M. Gronowski,Charles S. Eby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470086076

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Using a problem-based approach, Tietz's Applied Laboratory Medicine, Second Edition presents interesting cases to illustrate the current use and interpretation of the most commonly available clinical laboratory tests. The cases present detailed descriptions of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. The book begins with an up-to-date general discussion of selection and use of laboratory diagnostic and prognostic tests. Cases are then grouped by category, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, liver, gastrointestinal, endocrine, gynaecologic & obstetrical, haematological, CNS, lipid, congenital, toxicological, infectious, and autoimmune diseases. Tietz's Applied Laboratory Medicine, Second Edition: Presents over 100 cases organised by disease group Reflects latest treatment and risk factor guidelines, testing algorithms and recommendations Newly covers coagulopathies, infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases Provides excellent coverage of relevant pathophysiology and biochemistry, and includes cases in molecular diagnostics Discusses legal implications This book is an invaluable resource for all clinical chemists, clinical lab technologists, pathologists, and allied health professionals. It is also of interest for general practitioners, residents, medical students, and educators.

Visual Computing for Medicine

Theory, Algorithms, and Applications

Author: Bernhard Preim,Charl P Botha

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124159796

Category: Computers

Page: 836

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Visual Computing for Medicine, Second Edition, offers cutting-edge visualization techniques and their applications in medical diagnosis, education, and treatment. The book includes algorithms, applications, and ideas on achieving reliability of results and clinical evaluation of the techniques covered. Preim and Botha illustrate visualization techniques from research, but also cover the information required to solve practical clinical problems. They base the book on several years of combined teaching and research experience. This new edition includes six new chapters on treatment planning, guidance and training; an updated appendix on software support for visual computing for medicine; and a new global structure that better classifies and explains the major lines of work in the field. Complete guide to visual computing in medicine, fully revamped and updated with new developments in the field Illustrated in full color Includes a companion website offering additional content for professors, source code, algorithms, tutorials, videos, exercises, lessons, and more

Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Biomedical Data

Author: Robert F. Woolson,William R. Clarke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111803130X

Category: Medical

Page: 712

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The new edition adds a chapter on multiple linear regression inbiomedical research, with sections including the multiple linearregressions model and least squares; the ANOVA table, parameterestimates, and confidence intervals; partial f-tests; polynomialregression; and analysis of covariance. * Organized by problem rather than method, so it guides readers tothe correct technique for solving the problem at hand.

Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care, Second Edition

Author: Dr. Marianne R Jeffreys, EdD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117880

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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"This book will help educators understand the multidemensional process of cultural competence, and the vignettes it provides will be useful to anyone who teaches cultural competence."--Nursing Education Perspectives In our multicultural society, nurses and health care providers, educators and administrators, professional association leaders, and researchers must work toward achieving cultural competency. This new edition, along with the digital Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit, offers a unique and effective guide to do just that. Newly updated and revised, this book presents ready-to-use materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence strategies and programs. Users will learn to identify the needs of diverse constituents, evaluate outcomes, prevent multicultural-related workplace conflict, and much more. Complete with vignettes, case exemplars, illustrations, and assessment tools, this book is required reading for those working in academic settings, health care institutions, employee education, and nursing and health care organizations and associations. Key Features: Offers a wide selection of educational activities and techniques for diverse learners Presents guidelines for helping educators, students, and professionals to maximize strengths, minimize weaknesses, and facilitate success Describes toolkit questionnaires for measuring and evaluating cultural learning and performance Provides guidelines for employee orientation programs to achieve cultural competence in the workplace The Digital Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit: The Toolkit consists of three sets of tools and a total of 21 distinct tools. The three sets of tools are: Resources for Academic Settings; Resources for Health Care Institutions; and Resources for Professional Associations. Taken together, the tools provide a comprehensive set of materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence education strategies and programs. These tools may be used alone or in conjunction with other tools and will be of use to a broad range of readers at all levels: nurses, educators, administrators, association leaders, managers, researchers, students, and other health care providers. The tools and this book will enable you to achieve optimal cultural competence.

Joint Conference

Report

Author: Royal College of Physicians,American College of Physicians

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Statistik-Workshop für Programmierer

Author: Allen B. Downey

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3868993436

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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Wenn Sie programmieren können, beherrschen Sie bereits Techniken, um aus Daten Wissen zu extrahieren. Diese kompakte Einführung in die Statistik zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie rechnergestützt, anstatt auf mathematischem Weg Datenanalysen mit Python durchführen können. Praktischer Programmier-Workshop statt grauer Theorie: Das Buch führt Sie anhand eines durchgängigen Fallbeispiels durch eine vollständige Datenanalyse -- von der Datensammlung über die Berechnung statistischer Kennwerte und Identifikation von Mustern bis hin zum Testen statistischer Hypothesen. Gleichzeitig werden Sie mit statistischen Verteilungen, den Regeln der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, Visualisierungsmöglichkeiten und vielen anderen Arbeitstechniken und Konzepten vertraut gemacht. Statistik-Konzepte zum Ausprobieren: Entwickeln Sie über das Schreiben und Testen von Code ein Verständnis für die Grundlagen von Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und Statistik: Überprüfen Sie das Verhalten statistischer Merkmale durch Zufallsexperimente, zum Beispiel indem Sie Stichproben aus unterschiedlichen Verteilungen ziehen. Nutzen Sie Simulationen, um Konzepte zu verstehen, die auf mathematischem Weg nur schwer zugänglich sind. Lernen Sie etwas über Themen, die in Einführungen üblicherweise nicht vermittelt werden, beispielsweise über die Bayessche Schätzung. Nutzen Sie Python zur Bereinigung und Aufbereitung von Rohdaten aus nahezu beliebigen Quellen. Beantworten Sie mit den Mitteln der Inferenzstatistik Fragestellungen zu realen Daten.

Einführung in Statistik und Messwertanalyse für Physiker

Monographie

Author: G. Bohm,G. Zech

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783540257592

Category:

Page: 400

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Die Einf]hrung in die Statistik und Messwertanalyse f]r Physiker richtet sich weniger an mathematischen \berlegungen aus, sondern stellt die praktische Anwendung in den Vordergrund und schdrft die Intuition experimentelle Ergebnisse richtig einzuschdtzen. Zahlreiche ausf]hrlich betrachtete Beispiele dienen dazu, hdufig bei der Datenanalyse gemachte Fehler zu vermeiden (unsinnige Anwendung des Chi-Quadrattests, Funktionenanpassung bei falscher Parametrisierung, Entfaltung mit willk]rlicher Regularisierung). Ein besonderes Augenmerk wird auf den Vergleich von Daten mit Monte-Carlo-Simulationen gelenkt. Moderne Experimente kommen nicht ohne Simulation aus. Deshalb ist es wichtig zu wissen, wie Parameteranpassungen und Entfaltungen in diesem Fall durchgef]rt werden. Au_erdem werden den Studierenden moderne Entwicklungen der Statistik nahegebracht, die in dlteren Lehrb]chern nicht behandelt werden.

Medical Teaching in Ambulatory Care, Second Edition

Author: Warren Rubenstein, MD,Yves Talbot, MD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826176929

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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Completely updated and extensively referenced, the new edition of this practical hands-on resource demonstrates the effective use of any ambulatory setting in medical education. The authors investigate the tools needed from a theoretical framework for teaching, in addition to essential teaching skills, dealing with difficult trainees, setting up a private practice as a setting for teaching, and more. The text provides pragmatic examples of real situations with specific strategies for addressing each.

Statistics and Data Analysis for Microarrays Using R and Bioconductor, Second Edition

Author: Sorin Drăghici

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439809763

Category: Science

Page: 1036

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Richly illustrated in color, Statistics and Data Analysis for Microarrays Using R and Bioconductor, Second Edition provides a clear and rigorous description of powerful analysis techniques and algorithms for mining and interpreting biological information. Omitting tedious details, heavy formalisms, and cryptic notations, the text takes a hands-on, example-based approach that teaches students the basics of R and microarray technology as well as how to choose and apply the proper data analysis tool to specific problems. New to the Second Edition Completely updated and double the size of its predecessor, this timely second edition replaces the commercial software with the open source R and Bioconductor environments. Fourteen new chapters cover such topics as the basic mechanisms of the cell, reliability and reproducibility issues in DNA microarrays, basic statistics and linear models in R, experiment design, multiple comparisons, quality control, data pre-processing and normalization, Gene Ontology analysis, pathway analysis, and machine learning techniques. Methods are illustrated with toy examples and real data and the R code for all routines is available on an accompanying CD-ROM. With all the necessary prerequisites included, this best-selling book guides students from very basic notions to advanced analysis techniques in R and Bioconductor. The first half of the text presents an overview of microarrays and the statistical elements that form the building blocks of any data analysis. The second half introduces the techniques most commonly used in the analysis of microarray data.

Categorical Data Analysis

Author: Alan Agresti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471458767

Category: Mathematics

Page: 734

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Amstat News asked three review editors to rate their topfive favorite books in the September 2003 issue. CategoricalData Analysis was among those chosen. A valuable new edition of a standard reference "A 'must-have' book for anyone expecting to do research and/orapplications in categorical data analysis." –Statistics in Medicine on Categorical Data Analysis,First Edition The use of statistical methods for categorical data hasincreased dramatically, particularly for applications in thebiomedical and social sciences. Responding to new developments inthe field as well as to the needs of a new generation ofprofessionals and students, this new edition of the classicCategorical Data Analysis offers a comprehensiveintroduction to the most important methods for categorical dataanalysis. Designed for statisticians and biostatisticians as well asscientists and graduate students practicing statistics,Categorical Data Analysis, Second Edition summarizes thelatest methods for univariate and correlated multivariatecategorical responses. Readers will find a unified generalizedlinear models approach that connects logistic regression andPoisson and negative binomial regression for discrete data withnormal regression for continuous data. Adding to the value in thenew edition is coverage of: Three new chapters on methods for repeated measurement andother forms of clustered categorical data, including marginalmodels and associated generalized estimating equations (GEE)methods, and mixed models with random effects Stronger emphasis on logistic regression modeling of binaryand multicategory data An appendix showing the use of SAS for conducting nearly allanalyses in the book Prescriptions for how ordinal variables should be treateddifferently than nominal variables Discussion of exact small-sample procedures More than 100 analyses of real data sets to illustrateapplication of the methods, and more than 600 exercises An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to allthe problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorialdepartment.

Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students

Author: Katherine R. Birchard,Kiran Reddy Busireddy,Richard C. Semelka

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118904710

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students is an ideal companion for medical students and clinicians, with a focus on medical learning and patient management to support clerkship rotations and internship training. This brand new title delivers comprehensive radiological illustrations of various pathologies on different modalities, guiding the reader through the processes of understanding different imaging techniques, requesting the most appropriate medical imaging modality and procedure in order to reach a clinical diagnosis. With a simple approach to a wide-range of organ-based important pathologies from an imaging point of view, this comprehensively illustrated volume uses a simple consistent categorization scheme. Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students includes: • In-depth evaluations of the strengths and weaknesses for each modality • Explanations of the basic physics of different imaging modalities • An accessible overview of the current FDA and ACR guidelines for imaging safety, radiation risks, with special guidelines for imaging children and pregnant women • An exploration of a wide-range of organ-based pathologies from an imaging point of view • A companion website at www.wiley.com/go/birchard featuring self-assessment MCQs, downloadable pdfs of algorithms, and all the images from the book Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students is a timely, manageable and concise learning resource, with broad topic coverage and enhanced learning features to help students and clinicians answer the question, ‘which test should I order?’ and confidently diagnose and manage conditions.

Data mining

praktische Werkzeuge und Techniken für das maschinelle Lernen

Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446215337

Category:

Page: 386

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Primer of Genetic Analysis

A Problems Approach

Author: James N. Thompson, Jr,Jenna J. Hellack,Gerald Braver,David S. Durica

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139465649

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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An invaluable student-tested study aid, this primer, first published in 2007, provides guided instruction for the analysis and interpretation of genetic principles and practice in problem solving. Each section is introduced with a summary of useful hints for problem solving and an overview of the topic with key terms. A series of problems, generally progressing from simple to more complex, then allows students to test their understanding of the material. Each question and answer is accompanied by detailed explanation. This third edition includes additional problems in basic areas that often challenge students, extended coverage in molecular biology and development, an expanded glossary of terms, and updated historical landmarks. Students at all levels, from beginning biologists and premedical students to graduates seeking a review of basic genetics, will find this book a valuable aid. It will complement the formal presentation in any genetics textbook or stand alone as a self-paced review manual.