Biostatistical Methods I: Basic Principles Part A [CC02A]

Course highlights

EC points

2

Start date

22-03-2021

End date

01-04-2021

Course days

Weekdays (5 full days), the exam is one week after the course

Faculty

Prof. Eric Boersma, ir. PhD, Isabella Kardys, MD PhD

Course fee

€ 940

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Introductory

Disciplines

  • Biostatistics

Exam date

01-04-2021

Application

How to apply

Detailed information about this course:

Description

The analysis of collected data is an inevitable part of almost any medical research project. Consequently, knowledge of and insight in the basic principles of data-analysis are essential for medical researchers. The course CC02 - Biostatistical Methods I: basic principles is designed to teach classical and basic statistical techniques for the analysis of medical research data. The course comprises lectures as well as computer practicals, in which students will apply the widely used statistical software packages SPSS and/or R to work through exercises.

CC02 consists of two parts. In part A, which lasts one week, basic applications of biostatistics will be introduced, including descriptive statistics, general principles of statistical hypothesis testing, statistical inferences on means and proportions, and interval estimates for association measures.

During the lectures, time will be spent on practical examples and exercises. Throughout the course, examples of SPSS- and R-programmes and -output will be demonstrated in relation to the topics that will be discussed.

Biostatistical Methods I: Basic Principles, part A (CC02A) is equivalent to Introduction to Data-analysis (ESP03) and Biostatistics for Clinicians (EWP22).

Objectives

Understanding and using basic applications of biostatistics in the analysis of medical research data, like descriptive statistics, general principles of statistical hypothesis testing, statistical inferences on means and proportions, and interval estimates for association measures.

Participant profile

Especially for Erasmus MC PhD candidates who only want to attend CC02a (not the full course CC02). Also for other interested students or candidates.

Assessment

Written exam


Reduction on fees

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

50% reduction on our fees for participating institutes of NIHES

This 50% reduction is offered to participants formally 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 formally 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

UMIT, Department of Public Health, Health Services Research and Health Technology Assessment.

25% reduction on our fees for Erasmus MC employees

For participants formally appointed at all departments of Erasmus MC (except the departments mentioned above).

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students
Please upload proof of enrollment as a PhD student in the application form and state the name of your tutor on the application form (remarks field).

25% reduction on our course fees (maximum 3 EC points per academic year) for all NIHES alumni
Please state that you are a NIHES alumnus/alumna and the academic year you graduated (remarks field). Please note that the reduction on fees for alumni does not apply to the Erasmus Summer Programme.