Basic Biostatistics: Course description

Lectures and practical exercises, fall 2016

Lectures at Wednesdays mornings (9.15 - 12.00): 14, 21, 28 September, 5, 12, 19, 26. October, 2. November.
It takes place in: Fysiologisk auditorium byg. 1162 lok. 01.

Exercises in Victor Albeck building, Grupperum 1-7 and 9-11 : Wednesday afternoons (13.00-15.45) (dates as above) OR Thursday mornings (9.15-12.00) and afternoon (13.00-15.45): 15, 22, 29 September, 6, 13, 20, 27. October, 3. November.

Aim of the course

The course provides the students with basic skills using the most common statistical models and analyzes in medical research.

Contents of the course

Basic statistical concepts such as mean, standard deviation, model, estimate, test, p-value, and confidence interval. One and two sample problems, paired data, correlation, analysis of variance and covariance, and linear regression. Non-parametric methods. The binomial distribution, logistic regression, and analysis of cross tabulated data. Simple survival analysis. Model diagnostics. Power and sample size calculations.

Prerequisites (recommended)

Epidemiology and biostatistics corresponding to the sixth semester course in the medical education. Familiarity with Stata or a similar statistical program corresponding to the postgraduate course Introduction to Stata.


Version 12, 13 and 14 fits well to the course material.