Statistics for Basic Physician Training (FRACP)

Saturday, 19 September and Sunday 20 September 2020 (mornings only)

As you will realise, COVID-19 makes it difficult to plan months ahead.  We have made the decision to deliver this workshop via ZOOM over two mornings.  Our School has extensive experience at delivering material online and we expect to able to do this efficiently and with some scope for interactivity.


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 will conclude with a trial MCQ test on the statistics topics, worked through with the presenter.


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

    Delivery will be over two mornings 19 and 20 September 2020 via ZOOM.

    We have found it is a better experience via online to spread out over two days.

  • When does the course start and finish?

    Saturday 19 September

    Start: 8.45 am (registration)

    Finish: 12.30 pm

    Sunday 20 September

    Start: 9:00 am

    Finish: 12:30 pm

  • When does registration close for the course?

    Friday, 18 September 2020, 5pm.

  • Having trouble registering for the course?

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  • Can I ask questions about the content?

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

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Professor Ian Gordon


T: +61 3 8344 6995


Expression of interest

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Fee: $260
Cancellation fee $50

No refund 6 days out from the course starting.