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Title Introduction to Stata for epidemiologists
Course number 2041
Programme Epidemiologi
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2012-09-17 -- 2012-10-31
Responsible KI department Institutionen för medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik
Specific entry requirements
Intended learning outcomes After successfully completing this course students should be able to:
- use Stata to perform exploratory data analysis, data cleaning, and prepare data for statistical analysis.
- perform standard epidemiological analyses in Stata in an efficient and effective manner.
- produce descriptive statistics and publication quality graphs using Stata.
Contents of the course The course is presented in two parts. The first part assumes no knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics and introduces the Stata package and basic commands for data manipulation and presentation. The second part focuses on how Stata can be used to effectively manage and analyse epidemiological data. Therefore, basic knowledge of study design and measures of exposure-disease associations is required. Part 1: (3 days) The course is designed to gently introduce students to the basics in Stata. It will focus on the minimum number of commands that users should know in order to enter, manipulate, and present data. Specific topics include data-reporting, data-management, formatting and graphics. Part 2: (2 days) This part introduces students to basic commands useful in epidemiology. Specific topics include tables and regression models for epidemiologist (cumulative-incidence, case-control and incidence rate data), assessment of confounding and interaction, and common graphical representations.
Teaching and learning activities Lectures and computer exercises using Stata®.
Compulsory elements Written examination
Examination Written examination. Students who do not obtain a passing grade in the first examination will be offered a second chance to resubmit the examination within two months of the final day of the course. Students who do not obtain a passing grade at the first two examinations will be given top priority for admission the next time the course is offered.
Literature and other teaching material Handouts
Number of students 12 - 25
Selection of students Eligible registered doctoral students will be prioritized according to 1) the relevance of the course content for their research, and 2) the stated motivation for attending the course. To be considered, please submit a completed application form and give all information requested, including a description of current research and motivation for attending, as well as an account of previous courses taken.
More information Course dates 17-18 September + 29-31 October 2012
Additional course leader
Earlier evaluation of the course Not available
Course responsible Rino Bellocco
Institutionen för medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik

Rino.Bellocco@ki.se

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Contact person Marie Beckeman
Institutionen för medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik
+46 8 524 82471
Marie.Beckeman@ki.se