Course Calendar


P1050/30 - part 1 Basic Biostatistics - part 1 (four days)

ECTS: 2.60
Responsible: Erik Thorlund Parner
Secretary: Randi Ulrikke Aaberg-Warncke
Application deadline: 15-8-2018

Basic Biostatistics – part 1 (four days) P1050/30

is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, fall 2018

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or Master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

Aim: The course provides the students with basic skills using the most common, simple statistical models and analyzes in medical research.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Document and handle data needed for a statistical analysis
  2. Chose a relevant statistical model for a given research question and evaluate the assumptions of the statistical analysis
  3. Perform a statistical analysis based on the chosen model
  4. Describe the results of the statistical analysis, and discuss the results in relation to the scientific question
  5. Make simple calculations of sample sizes for the planning of a comparative study

Content: Basic statistical concepts such as mean, standard deviation, model, estimate, test, p-value, and confidence interval. One and two sample problems, paired data. Non-parametric methods. The binomial distribution, and analysis of cross tabulated data. Model diagnostics. Power and sample size calculations.

We recommend that you bring your own laptop.

Prerequisites: The course material is based on the statistical package Stata. It is necessary to attend a short introductory course in Stata unless you are already familiar with this program. Users of other statistical packages can also attend the course, but you need to be familiar with the alternative statistical package.

The participants should expect to spend some time each week preparing for the course lectures and working on the exercises. Reserve one additional day each week for this.

Language: English

ECTS: 2.6

Head of course: Professor Erik Parner

Number of participants: Max 120 participants

Dates and times: Theory: Wednesday 12, 19, 26 September and 3 October 2018 from 9.15-12.00  

Exercises: Either Wednesday afternoon from 13:00-15:45 or
Thursdays (13, 20, 27 September and 4 October) from 9:15-12:00.

You will be given a time for the exercises, however if you have a preference please send an e-mail to Randi Ulrikke Aaberg-Warncke

Place: ’Fysiologisk Auditorium’, building 1162, room 013, Ole Worms Allé 4, Aarhus C

Course fee: DKK 3120

Participation in the course is without cost for:

Application deadline: 15 August 2018