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Data Science for Practicing Clinicians

Data Science for Doctors’ aim is to teach doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals basic concepts, skills, and tools for working more effectively with data. The lessons below were designed for those interested in working with health care data using modern data science tools.


Before the course …
Complete the pre-course questionnaire (emailed)
Charge your laptop
Install R and R studio. We will be using RStudio Cloud, but we want you to go away with the tools at the end of the day.
Join our group on Slack
Bring along a dataset that you want to use in the course.
Tell us about any special dietary or access requirements


Setup Download files required for the lesson
00:00 1. Introduction into R Basics of the R language.
00:30 2. Excel Hell What is the place of a spreadsheet programme?
00:42 3. Getting Data into R How do I import Data into R
01:41 4. Data Wrangling What is data wrangling?
How do we wrangle data in R?
02:28 5. Data Viz —?
02:40 6. Just Enough Statistics What is statistics?
03:40 Finish

The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.