Statistics for Basic Physician Training (FRACP)

Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 September 2023 mornings only

This workshop is delivered online, via Zoom, making it possible for you to benefit from it wherever you are, in Australia or New Zealand.  The presentation allows interaction from participants.


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 it will conclude with a trial MCQ test on the statistics topics, worked through with the presenter.  Written responses are provided to all attendees to any questions that you still have at the end of the workshop.


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 30 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. He is currently the President of the Statistical Society of Australia.

lecturer Ian Gordon

Feedback from previous participants:

86% of workshop attendees agreed or strongly agreed that the workshop was well taught.

"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 two mornings?
  • When does the 2023 course start and finish?

    Saturday, 23 September

    • Start: 8.45am (registration)
    • Finish: 12.30pm

    Sunday, 24 September

    • Start: 9am
    • Finish: 12.30pm
  • How are notes and materials provided, and for how long?

    You will be given access to a portal on the Learning Management System of the University of Melbourne, where you will find the Zoom link, documents, materials and recordings of each session.

    Access to materials on the portal is for 4 months unless you register after the course is delivered.

  • When does registration close for the course in 2023 to access materials?

    Registration will be left open to 22 December 2023, 12noon. However after 24 September you will only have access to recorded videos and materials via Canvas.

    September  2023 online course materials will become available soon after the delivery of the course on 23 - 24 September 2023 to 16 January  2024.

  • 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


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Fee: $260
Cancellation fee $50