• Start date:
  • 11 September 2017
  • Duration:
  • 6 days
  • Working as:
  • PhD

The LUMC course ‘Basic Methods and Reasoning in Biostatistics’ covers the fundamental toolbox of biostatistical methods plus a solid basis of methodology to properly interpret statistical results. The course is a mandatory part of the LUMC Graduate School Program and a prerequisite for any of the advanced biostatistical courses offered by the LUMC.
The course is given during a single week, followed by a final examination.

In this course we will cover basics of biostatistics and the participants will learn how to analyze problems in clinical research using SPSS. Subjects covered are among others: methodology of statistical analysis; causal inference; descriptive statistics; the principle of statistical estimation and testing; cross tabulation and chi-square test; Student t-test and the correspondence with non-parametric counterparts; simple regression and correlation; introduction to analysis of variance; interpretation of observational data; bias and confounding; basics of sample size calculation.

week: 11-15 September 2017 every day from 8:45 - 17:15
exam Tuesday 19 September 2017.

  • Every morning we start with two lectures.
    Every afternoon participants work individually in the electronic learning environment on their own PCs/laptops on their own workplace.
    At the end of the day, the material of that day is discussed during a general question session of approximately half an hour.
    Non-LUMC participants with a non-windows PC (like a Mac) should make sure they obtain and install a (evaluation version of) SPSS before the course; you can find a trial version at www.spss.com. For non-LUMC participants with a Windows PC, we have a number of USB sticks with the same trial version available.All LUMC participants should make sure they have access to SPSS and should work on their own PCs at any location convenient for them. At least version 17 of SPSS should be used.

Basic knowledge

Secondary school mathematics. No prior knowledge of biostatistics required.

Teaching environment

Lectures and practical sessions with SPSS.

Recommended book

(for reference purposes only; not used during course)
Aviva Petrie & Caroline Sabin,
Medical Statistics at a Glance.
ISBN 0-632-05075-6

Exam

The exam will take place on Tuesday 19 September 2017 in the main building, J1-82.

Coordinator and teacher

Dr. N. van Geloven, dep. of Medical Statistics & Bioinformatics;
Several members of the department of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics will offer support during the individual work in the electronic learning environment.

For more information (only during the course)

www.boerhaaveboard.nl

  11 September teacher Nan van Geloven
08:45 Registration with coffee or tea
09:15 Lecture 1
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Lecture 2
11:30 Please complete the E-learning at your computer in the LUMC (*) (**)
16:45 Questions session
   
  12 September teacher Nan van Geloven
09:00 Registration
09:15 Lecture 1
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Lecture 2
11:30 Please complete the E-learning at your computer in the LUMC (*) (**)
16:45 Questions session
   
  13 September teacher Nan van Geloven
09:00 Registration
09:15 Lecture 1
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Lecture 2
11:30 Please complete the E-learning at your computer in the LUMC (*) (**)
16:45 Questions session
   
  14 September teacher Nan van Geloven
09:00 Registration
09:15 Lecture1
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Lecture 2
11:30 Please complete the E-learning at your computer in the LUMC (*) (**)
16:45 Questions session
   
  15 September teacher Nan van Geloven
09:00 Registration
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Lecture 2
11:30 Please complete the E-learning at your computer in the LUMC (*) (**)
16:45 Questions session
   
  Choose your prefered timeblock
  Exam 1 (09:00 - 11:15)
  Exam 2 (11:15 - 13:15)
  Exam 3 (13:30 - 15:30)
  Exam 4 (15:45 - 17:45)
Dr. ir. N. van Geloven
Biostatisticus, LUMC
LUMC
Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden

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