Medical statistics

Entry requirements: Basic knowledge of probability theory, statistics and programming

Credits: 5

Semester: 3

Course: Elective

Language of the course: English

Objectives

Strong knowledge and understanding of moderns statistical methods for application in medical trials and in medical data analysis.

Contents

The course will explain statistical techniques for the evaluation of biomedical data. It provides an introduction into design aspects, methods of summarizing and presenting data, estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, including multivariable regression methods for the assessment of association. Although the course focusses somewhat on methods and examples from clinical research, it should be useful for experimental researchers as well. The emphasis will be on practical application and interpretation rather than theory.

Format

Lectures and lab sessions

Assessment

Grading: 70% lab assignments, 30% course project.