This module covers the following topics:
- Role & Responsibilities of the Statistician
- Types of Data & Descriptive Statistics
- The Null Hypothesis, Type I & Type II Error & Significance Confidence Intervals
- Sample Size Calculation & Power
- Minimising Bias, Randomisation & Handling of Missing Data
- Subgroups & Meta-analysis
- Trial Design: Adaptive Designs, Non-Inferiority & Equivalence
- Data Collection, Data Management & Standardisation
- Interim Analysis, Survival Analysis & Hazard Ratios
- Presentation & Interpretation of Study Results, Violations & Withdrawals
- Workshop: Statistics for the Critical Appraisal Paper
- Statistics SAQ Practice
The DPM Training Programme is a well-designed and well-structured course that covers all aspects related to pharmaceutical medicine. The presenters are engaging and very knowledgeable about the topics. I would highly recommend this course.
P. Ryan, Nucleus Network (March 2021)
This course is as good as the reputation suggests! Really worth attending if possible. Great to have such detail covered and access to knowledgable speakers. Thank you!
Trainee (March 2021)
About the DPM Training programme
The FPM training programme for the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (DPM) exam includes 9 modules.
You can book one, several or all modules as your educational training needs dictate. Modules run annually and attendance can be spread flexibly over multiple years as required.
The final 3 modules cover exam technique and focus on the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) paper, the Single Answer Question (SAQ) paper and the Critical Appraisal Paper (CAP) of the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine exam. You can find out more about the different exams here.
1) Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance 10-11 March 2022
2) Non-clinical Testing & Clinical Pharmacology 7-8 April 2022
3) Medicines Regulation 12-13 May 2022
4) Statistics and Data Management 9-10June 2022
5) Clinical Development and Discovery Medicine 7-8 July 2022
6) Healthcare Marketplace 4-5 August 2022
7) MCQ Exam Technique & Mock Exam 8 September 2022
8) SAQ Exam Technique & Mock Exam 29 September 2022
9) Critical Appraisal Exam Technique & Mock Exam 30 September 2022
Who is this course for?
- Anyone who wishes to prepare for the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (DPM)
- Anyone who has taken the DPM exam previously and requires refresher training
- Anyone wishing to improve/update their knowledge in a specific module or modules
- Anyone requiring the flexibility of a modular training programme
- Anyone preferring a focussed, strategic approach to training and exam preparation
- You do not need to be a Pharmaceutical Physician, have a medical degree, be enrolled in HMT/PMST or be planning to sit the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine exam in order to attend.
- Anyone taking the CPM
We aim to:
- Further your understanding of key aspects of pharmaceutical medicine and the industry
- Provide a focussed approach to learning and exam preparation
- Give you greater confidence to sit the exam
- Provide you with a comprehensive range of learning materials that will aid you in your professional development
- Provide you with the knowledge needed to develop and maintain competence, ethics and integrity and the highest professional standards
FPM will close bookings when the event sells out, and no later than 13:00 on 8 June 2022.
Queries: If you are unable to complete your booking online or you would like to be invoiced, please email email@example.com.
Joining instructions will be emailed to attendee’s registered e-mail address, with a reminder sent on 9 June 2022.
Please note: you will need a computer and a good internet connection, pens and paper to attend this module.
Resources included with this module
- Pre-course assignment This will be sent to registered attendees 2 weeks beforehand. Please complete this assignment before the course begins.
- PowerPoint slides We will also send you the powerpoint slides in advance, so that you can use them to aid your online learning.
- Example exam questions
- Key readings and papers
Learning materials can also be purchased separately, and these will be made available to buy online after the 11 June 2022.
If you attend this course you can use it as CPD for your appraisal. To do so you’ll need to provide:
- evidence (certificate of attendance), and
- reflection, specifically a couple of paragraphs on what you learnt, what effect it will have on your current practice and how it relates to Good Medical Practice.
Upload these into your portfolio and self-allocate your CPD points at 0.25 credits per 15 mins.
- For cancellations up to 1 week before the start date a full refund will be given.
- For cancellations between 1 week and 1 day before the start date a 50% refund will be given. If someone else can take your place on the module, a full refund will be provided.
- Refunds cannot be given after the published closing date.
- In the event of cancellation by FPM a full refund will be given.
Buy the online learning materials from March 2022
- Materials for each module are available after the module end date.
- A link to the online folder of materials will be sent by email the next working day after purchasing online.
The views, information, or opinions expressed during FPM events and training are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine. We value inclusivity, equality and diversity, and work hard to promote these whenever possible in all of our activities. We welcome your comments and feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org