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Titel Basic Course in Medical Statistics
Kursnummer 3134
Program 0-Inte del av forskarutbildningsprogram
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 3.0
Noteringar Kursen uppfyller kraven för en allmänvetenskaplig kurs.

Datum 2019-05-13 -- 2019-05-24
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik
Särskild behörighet
Kursens syfte The aim of the course is to introduce the basic statistical methods and the fundamental principles of statistical inference and to offer basic skills that involve hands on data analysis using statistical software.
Kursens lärandemål The course participants shall after the course be able to; 1) perform and interpret basic descriptive statistics from frequency tables and graphical presentations, 2) perform and interpret results from basic inferential statistical analysis and tests, 3) recognize and critically examine the statistics being presented in articles within the medical field of research.
Kursens innehåll Concepts being treated are descriptive vs inferential statistics, collection of data and study design, different types of data and level of measurement, independent and dependent samples, correlation and regression, hypothesis testing and different type of statistical errors in relation to the testing and data collection procedure. The major topics for the course are t-test, chi-square test, nonparametric test and regression analysis, and how to evaluate the assumptions for the different techniques.
Arbetsformer This course is a Team-Based Learning (TBL) course. TBL is a specific form of learning method that integrates individual assessment and group work with immediate feedback. Focus will be on solving statistical problems in a team setting. This two weeks course consists of online preparation through video lectures and exercises, and several TBL sessions (in class meeting). The time in between TBL sessions will be spent reading the course material, and preparing for the assessment and group application exercises.
Obligatoriska moment In class attendance during TBL sessions are mandatory for passing grade. If a student misses one of the five TBL sessions a supplementary exercise will be given. If the student misses more than one TBL session it is recommended that the student takes the course at another occasion (since absence also affects the other members of the team).
Examination Individual and group readiness assurance tests, as well as application exercises.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Medical Statistics - A textbook for the health sciences, 4th edition, Wiley by Michael J. Campbell et al. (2007). Other recommended literature on basic statistics: Essential medical statistics, Betty R. Kirkwood & Jonathan A.C. Sterne, Blackwell, (2003). Intuitive Biostatistics, 1st edition, Oxford University Press by Harvey Motulsky, (2009). Medical statistics at a glance, 1st edition, Blackwell Science by Aviva Petrie & Caroline Sabin, (2000). An Introduction to Medical Statistics, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press by Martin Bland, (2000).
Antal studenter 40 - 45
Urval av studenter Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
Övrig information This course is a TBL-course, former course number was 1383. TBL, Team-Based Learning, is a special form of learning that integrates individual work, group work and immediate feedback. Focus will be on solving statistical problems in group/team setting. The course will consist of 2-3 full days per week for two weeks. Course dates at KI Campus Solna are: May 13, 14, 16, 20, 22, 24.
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Kursansvarig Mesfin Tessma
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik

Mesfin.Tessma@ki.se
Kontaktpersoner Margareta Krook-Brandt
Institutionen för lärande, informatik, management och etik

Margareta.Krook-Brandt@ki.se