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401-0629-00L  Applied Biostatistics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersM. Müller
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractPrinciples and main methods in biostatistics with emphasis on practical aspects. Experimental and observational studies. Regression and analysis of variance. Introduction into survival analysis.
ObjectiveGetting an overwiew of the problems and statistical methods used in health sciences. Practise in using the software R to analyze data and interpreting the sults.
ContentExperimental and observational studies. Relative risks and odds ratios. Diagnostic tests, ROC analysis. Multiple linear and logistic regression, analysis of variance. Introduction into survival analysis.
Lecture notessee teaching document repository
LiteratureLe, Chap T. and Eberly, L.: Introductory Biostatistics. Wiley Interscience, 2014.

Norman, G. and Streiner, D.: Biostatistics. The Bare Essentials. pmph USA. 3th edition 2008.

Rosner B: Fundamentals of Biostatistics. Duxbury Press, 7th edition, 2010.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe statistical package R will be used in the exercises.
If you are unfamiliar with R, I highly recommend the online R course etutoR.