Review of Mathematics and Introduction to Statistics [BST01]

Course highlights

ECTS

1.4

Start date

11-12-2017

End date

09-02-2018

Course days

Online course

Faculty

Joost van Rosmalen, PhD, Sten Willemsen, PhD

Course fee

€ t.b.a.

Level

Introductory

Disciplines

  • Biostatistics

Exam date

09-02-2018

Detailed information about this course:

Description

Several courses in the NIHES curriculum require a good working knowledge of basic concepts in mathematics and statistics. These courses include Biostatistical Methods I: Basic Principles (CC02), Biostatistical Methods II: Classical Regression Models (EP03), Repeated Measurements (CE08) and Bayesian Statistics (CE09). The course 'BST01: Review of Mathematics and Introduction to Statistics' aims to prepare you for these statistical courses by helping you to obtain a sufficient working knowledge of mathematics and statistics. This course is a self-study course based on online material (videos from external sources) and the material in an accompanying reader. There will be no lectures or tutorials, but the organizers of the course are available for questions during the course. A number of exercises and a practice test are included in the course materials. The content of this course is divided into the following topics:
- Basic mathematical operations
- Functions
- Differentiation
- Integration
- Vectors and matrices
- Basic concepts in statistics

Objectives

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

Participant profile

Students who have difficulties with the basic biostatistical courses (CC02 and EP03) and/or want to do one of the biostatistical advanced courses, like Repeated Measurement (CE08), Missing Values in Clinical Research (EP16) and Bayesian Statistics (EP16).

Assessment

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 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

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 formally 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
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