Now you’ve taken the self-screening tool, compare your own answers with our answers. If you don’t have an exact match, consider how your answers differ from those given, and the reasons for any differences. If the reason for any difference is not immediately obvious, you might consider using the suggested resources (or any others you can find) to help you understand how best to address the questions and to fully understand the concepts involved.
Post-test feedback for MPhil PHS self-screening
After working through the self-screening tool, and reviewing your understanding where necessary, please think about how you found it. You will want to produce a written reflection (up to 250 words) to include in your application. When you write this, please remember that we are far less interested in what you got right or wrong than in how you used the experience to learn.
If you got all the questions right the first time, and found this very easy, you will want to look at the Health Data Science (HDS) screening tool, and may want to opt for the HDS core statistics module in term 1.
If you struggled with any of the more challenging questions (5 and 6), but were able to understand them after some review, then you are at the right level to confidently take this course.
If you struggled with the more straightforward questions (1, 2, 3), but were able to understand them after some review, then as long as you are willing to put in the necessary additional effort amidst a busy course, you may still be a good candidate for the course.
If you got all of the questions wrong, and still don’t understand why after reviewing relevant resources, then this is probably not the course for you.
Post-test feedback for HDS self-screening
If you have a strong interest in studying population health sciences but find many of these
questions difficult (i.e. if you need to refer to many of the solutions even after further study) you may wish to consider applying to a stream with a less stringent mathematical requirement. For example, you could consider the Epidemiology theme, which is less mathematically demanding than the Health Data Science stream, but nevertheless provides a quantitative training and includes courses in biostatistics.
After completing your work on the screening tools, we’d really appreciate your feedback. Please go to this brief anonymous survey to help us understand your views. Thank you.