I’m a medical doctor and researcher working in clinical settings/universities.

Medical/biomedical students often ask me for recommendations to “really” start studying statistics. Some of them are interested in pursuing a post-graduation career in statistics and applied data analysis.

These students have little experience in linear algebra and almost no knowledge of calculus and programming.

A few years ago I would recommend an “introductory” statistics book. I feel now that most non-mathematical books are heavily focused on hypothesis testing and not a great place to start. For instance, most of these books “end” in linear regression models after chapters and chapters of parametric and non-parametric tests.

Assuming that these students have access to any resource (e.g. they could take mathematics courses/semesters at the university), what would be the recommended courses/topics/resources to begin?

Thank you in advance.