BJUI Knowledge Modules produced by BURST

Predictive modelling, nomograms and risk calculators

Sinan Khadouri

  • Developing and validating a predictive model
  • Deriving nomograms and risk calculators
  • Using predictive models to study data

Point-of-care ultrasound for testicular torsion

Aishah Azam, Paul S Sidhu and Simon Freeman

  • How ultrasound works
  • Normal scrotal anatomy on ultrasound
  • Ultrasound and testicular torsion
  • Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for testicular torsion.

Introductory reading for the RESCUE Study

An introduction to health economic evaluation

Sabrina Helena Rossi

  • Models and parameters
  • Interpreting outputs
  • Critical appraisal

Descriptive statistics 1: measures of central tendency

Aqua Asif and Keiran Clement

  • Mean, median and mode and when to use them
  • Calculating measures
  • Distribution curves and significant outliers

Descriptive statistics 2: correlation and regression

Nikita Bhatt

  • Correlation and correlation coefficients
  • Correlation vs causation
  • Regression analysis

Descriptive statistics 3: analysis of variance (ANOVA) and survival analysis

Aqua Asif and Keiran Clement

  • One-way and two-way ANOVAs
  • F-ratios
  • Kaplan-Meier curves and log-rank tests

Types of data and variables

Arjun Nambiar

  • Data vs variables
  • Categorical vs quantitative data and conversion between the two
  • Most appropriate statistical tests for different data/variable type

Types of study design

Keiran Clement

  • Study design types
  • Using a study design to answer a research question
  • Heirarchies of evidence

Hypothesis testing and population sampling

Nikita Bhatt

  • Logic behind hypothesis testing
  • Four steps of hypothesis testing
  • Errors in hypothesis testing
  • Calculating sample sizes

Literature searching

Arjun Nambiar

  • Medical databases
  • Methods of literature searching
  • Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms and advanced search techniques
  • Multi-level literature searching in PubMed



BJUI / BURST podcast series


BURST have coordinated a BJUI / BURST podcast series summarising NICE guidance / updates. This is an outstanding opportunity for innovative online publication for urology enthusiasts around the globe.

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