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Education and Training of Medical Students in Statistics and Medical Computing

  • J. Zvárová
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 25)

Abstract

The new concept of teaching social medicine at the Medical Faculty, Charles University in Prague is focused on concrete and contemporary tasks of the Czechoslovak health services and care of people’s health. Medical students learn both the conception of health protection in Czechoslovakia and the role of medicine in medical preventive activity (1). In view of scientific and technical progress there arise new requirements on knowledge and skills of physicians what is needed in order to understand properly health care problems and services. This task is becoming increasingly important with the information explosion and increasing use of more and more powerful computers. Considering the variability of all biological, clinical and laboratory measurements it is clear that in every field of medicine arise problems which cannot be successfully solved only by deterministic way of thinking. Therefore thinking based on a sound understanding of statistical principles and methods is essential in medicine and health care.

Keywords

Medical Student Statistical Concept Statistical Principle Social Medicine Separate Item 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Zvárová
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social Medicine, Medical FacultyCharles UniversityPrague 2Czechoslovakia

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