Statistics for Basic Physician Training (FRACP)

Saturday, 19 September  2020

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As you will realise, COVID-19 makes it difficult to plan months ahead.  At present, we hope to deliver the Statistics for Basic Physician Training in 2020 in person, as planned.  However, if this is not possible, we will arrange to deliver the workshop online.  Our School has extensive experience at delivering material online and we expect to able to do this efficiently and with some scope for interactivity.  Once you have enrolled we will advise you of our plans as time progresses and on this webpage.


The workshop will focus on the statistical needs of physician trainees, and the topics covered in the FRACP examination. Clear, succinct, written notes will be provided, and the day will conclude with a trial MCQ test on the statistics topics, worked through with the presenter.


Ian Gordon
Professor Ian Gordon

Ian is Professor of Statistics and Director of the Statistical Consulting Centre at The University of Melbourne.  He has delivered training in statistics to doctors for over 20 years, and has extensive experience in medical and epidemiological research.

He has been a Chief Investigator on NHRMC-funded research projects and has been involved in the design and analysis of many randomised controlled trials, case-control and cohort studies.

lecturer Ian Gordon

Feedback from participants in SBPT workshop presented by Professor Gordon:

  • In 2018 86% of workshop attendees agreed or strongly agreed that the workshop was well taught.
    • Some comments from previous participants:
      • "Great workshop, very relevant and informative."
      • "Incredible teaching, was a privilege to attend."
      • "Very good explanations, good pace of presentation."

Frequently asked questions:

  • What topics are in the workshop and what is the program for the day?
  • Implications of COVID-19

    At present, we hope to deliver the Statistics for Basic Physician Training in 2020 in person, as planned.

    However, if this is not possible, we will arrange to deliver the workshop online.

  • When does the course start and finish?

    Registration: 8.45am

    Lectures start: 9am

    Finish: 5.00pm

  • When does registration close for the course?

    Wednesday, 16 September 2020

  • Having trouble registering for the course?

    Please check you have filled out all fields even if you enter just N/A.

  • What time is lunch?

    12.30pm to 1.30pm.

    Delicious food is served for lunch
  • How do I let you know I am a vegetarian or gluten free?

    When registering through 'e-cart' tick the appropriate box for catering requirements.

  • Any good coffee around the area?

    You are very close to Lygon Street known for its coffee shops and fine food. The Potter Cafe is nearby.

  • Where do I book accommodation near the University?

    The University is centrally located near the city,and there is ample accommodation in Carlton, Parkville, North Melbourne and in the City of Melbourne.

  • How do I get to the Melbourne University from the airport?

    You can catch a taxi directly to the University. You can catch a bus to Southern Cross Station, a tram to Swanston Street and then any tram to the University.

  • Where is there parking around the university?

    Here is a link to public parking around the university: Click here

    Eastern Precinct car park is the closest, 375 Cardigan Street, Carlton,near the corner of Elgin Street.

  • Can I ask questions about the content?

    Yes. We encourage you to email your questions up to 2 weeks before the workshop starts.

    Email your questions


Professor Ian Gordon


JH Michell Theatre
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Peter Hall Building(160)


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Wheelchair accessible


T: +61 3 8344 6995


Expression of interest

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Register here

Early bird:till 5 August 2020
Full price: 6 August 2020

Cancellation fee $50

No refund 6 days out from the course starting.