Courses for the Quantitative Researcher [SC17]

Course highlights

ECTS

1.4

Months

Course days

Monday to Friday

Faculty

Joost van Rosmalen, PhD, Elrozy Adrinopoulou, PhD

Course fee

€ 870

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

Basic level epidemiology and biostatistics and the Introduction to R course of NIHES. Once you have been registered for the SC17 course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Introduction to R course, a short online course.

Disciplines

  • Biostatistics

Detailed information about this course:

Description

The aim of this course is to prepare NIHES MSc students for the more advanced statistical courses (i.e., Repeated Measurements, and Survival Analysis in the Erasmus Winter Programme, Bayesian Statistics, Missing Values in Clinical Research and Growth Models) by equipping them with the required knowledge of basic statistical concepts and statistical software in R.

The course consists of two parts:
- Basic concepts in mathematics and statistics;
- Introduction to the R statistical software.

The first part covers essential concepts in statistics such as density and distribution function, types of distribution functions, integral calculations, differentiation, notions of matrix theory, optimization topics applied to likelihood and sampling. The second part, which is done in conjunction with the first one, introduces the R programming language that is used to perform data manipulations, graphics and statistical analyses.

Objectives

At the end of the course the student will be equipped with the required knowledge of basic statistical concepts and statistical software in R to successfully complete the advanced statistical courses.

Participant profile

Students who plan to attend (one of) the courses: EWP24 Survival Analysis; CE08 Repeated Measurements (formerly EWP07); CE09 Bayesian Statistics; EP16 Missing Values in Clinical Research (formerly EWP08); EP18 Analysis of Growth Data.

Assessment

Attendance, Written exam, Assignment(s)


Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE RESEARCH MASTERS (120 ECTS)

50% reduction on our fees for participating institutes of NIHES

This 50% reduction is offered to participants appointed at the departments or sections participating in NIHES.

University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam:

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Psychiatry, Section of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Department of Medical Informatics
  • Department of General Practice
  • Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management
  • Generation R

50% reduction on our fees for NIHES affiliated partners

This 50% reduction is offered to participants appointed at the following NIHES affiliated partners:

University Medical Center Rotterdam/Erasmus University Rotterdam, departments of:

  • Dermatology
  • General Paediatrics
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rehabilitation Medicine

Institute of Medical Education Research Rotterdam (iMERR)

Netherlands Cancer Institute/Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital

  • Department of Cancer Epidemiology

25% reduction on our fees for partner institutes of NIHES

For participants appointed at the following departments, institutes:

  • Departments of Erasmus MC (except the departments mentioned above)
  • Addiction Research Institute (IVO)
  • Integraal Kankercentrum Zuid (IKZ)
  • Pallas Health Research and Consultancy
  • Municipal Health Service Amsterdam (GGD Amsterdam)
  • Municipal Health Service Rotterdam (GGD Rotterdam)
  • Havenpolikliniek
  • Admiraal De Ruyter Ziekenhuis

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students
Please state your tutor’s name and email address on the application form (remarks field).