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Title Introductory course in SAS programming
Course number 3143
Programme Epidemiologi
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2021-05-03 -- 2021-05-07
Responsible KI department Institutionen för global folkhälsa
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The aim is to introduce fundamental SAS programming language for use in database handling and preparation for analyses. Further, the aim is to introduce the student on how to use statistical procedures in SAS, with focus on descriptive statistics.
Intended learning outcomes After successfully completing this course you as a student are expected to be able to:
- apply the SAS system when importing and exporting data.
- manipulate data using SAS labels and formats.
- manipulate data using SAS functions and programming statements.
- perform descriptive statistics using adequate SAS procedures.
Contents of the course The course is designed to give fundamental insights in the SAS system and basic skills in the SAS programming language. The course embraces commands for definition, description, modification, selection and analysing of data, and covers:
- Introduction to the SAS Windows
- SAS data sets, creating, importing and exporting data
- Data handling, programming statements and SAS functions
- SAS procedures for descriptive statistics
Teaching and learning activities Full-time in supervised computer lab with a mixture of interactive lectures and excercises. Every morning a quiz, recapitulating the previous days' lectures.
Compulsory elements Only the examination is compulsory.
Examination To pass the course, the student has to show that the learning outcomes have been achieved. The course will end with an examination consisting of both an individually written and individually computerized exam where the covered commands are used. Students who do not obtain a passing grade in the first examination will be offered a second 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 Recommended reading:
Delwiche LD, Slaughter SJ. The little SAS book: A primer, 3nd edn. Cary, NC: SAS Institute Inc, 2003.
SAS hand outs.
Number of students 8 - 20
Selection of students Eligible doctoral students will be prioritized according to 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant’s doctoral project (according to written information), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date). To be considered, submit a completed application form. Give all information requested, including a short description of current research training and motivation for attending, as well as an account of previous courses taken.
More information Full time in supervised computer lab with a mixture of interactive lectures and exercises. Every morning a quiz, recapitulating the previous day's lectures. Basic computer skills are required.
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Course responsible Susanne Wicks
Institutionen för global folkhälsa
08-123 372 01
Contact person Anastasia Urban
Institutionen för global folkhälsa