Advanced Analysis of Prognosis Studies [EL014]

Course highlights

EC points

0.9

Start date

23-03-2022

End date

25-03-2022

Course days

Wednesday to Friday

Faculty

Prof. Ewout Steyerberg, PhD, David van Klaveren, PhD

Course fee

€ 740

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Advanced

Prerequisites

Knowledge of basic epidemiological notions, especially cohort studies and randomized controlled trials.

Knowledge of statistical concepts (t-test, normal distribution, correlation) and regression techniques (linear, logistic, Cox regression).

Disciplines

  • Clinical Epidemiology

Application

How to apply

Detailed information about this course:

Description

Prognostic models are increasingly published in the medical literature each year. But are the results relevant for clinical practice? What are the critical elements of a well developed prognostic model? How can we assume that the model makes accurate predictions for our patients, and not only for the sample that was used to develop the model (generalizability, or external validity)?


In the course we will address these and other questions from a methodological perspective, using examples from the clinical literature.The participants will be encouraged to participate in interactive discussions and in practical computer exercises.

Objectives

  • Increasing the knowledge of the roles that prognostic models may play in clinical practice and the critical factors that determine the validity of predictions from a prognostic model.
  • Gain insight in the pitfalls in prognostic model development with standard statistical techniques.
  • Acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge on advanced statistical techniques in prognostic model development and validation, specifically on regression modeling.

Assessment

Assignment(s)


Reduction on fees

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

No fees are charged for participation of Erasmus MC PhD candidates

Please note that in case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation policy applies based on the full course fee.

 

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students without formal appointment at Erasmus MC

Upon receipt of your application you will receive a request to upload proof of enrollment as a PhD student.