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Titel Advanced Course in SAS Programming for Health Care Data
Kursnummer 2868
Program Epidemiologi
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Datum 2021-11-29 -- 2021-12-03
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Särskild behörighet Knowledge corresponding to the intended learning outcomes of the KI doctoral courses Introductory course in SAS programming, Epidemiology I: Introduction to Epidemiology, Biostatistics I: Introduction for epidemiologists and Biostatistics II: Logistic regression for epidemiologists.
Kursens syfte The purpose of this course is to give students with prior experience in SAS the foundation needed to work independently with large data bases in SAS, performing the data management needed for observational studies from for instance a register linkage.
Kursens lärandemål After this course the student should be able to
- independently use a wide range of SAS functions and procedures for data management
- manage data using Proc SQL, and in a given situation decide whether to use SQL or SAS Base
- develop basic SAS macros
- use core statistical procedures, and export results to other software

Intended learning outcomes are classified according to Bloom's taxonomy: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation (Bloom, 1956, extended by Anderson and Krathwohl, 2001).
Kursens innehåll Students will develop their skills in processing data using built-in functions and procedures, including loops, learn how to merge data sets and perform operations with SAS Base and SQL coding, and the benefits and tricks of transposition, where one moves between "long" and "wide" data sets. Students will also learn how to write user written functions (macros) in SAS, and work through examples of how to analyse data with core statistical techniques, and export relevant results to edited tables. Although exercises during the course will use health care data, the same skills would be useful for studies in e.g., demography, sociology, and economics.
Arbetsformer Different strategies for teaching and learning, such as interactive lectures, laboratory exercises and small group discussions, will be used. Daily, formative assessments are used to support the students' learning processes.
Obligatoriska moment The individual examination (summative assessment) is compulsory.
Examination A computerized individual take-home examination with realistic assignments, corresponding to the learning outcomes of the course. Students will be allowed to use any literature during the exam, including access to the Internet. Students who do not pass the examination will be offered a second examination within two months.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Course compendium, handouts, and example code in SAS.
Antal studenter 8 - 25
Urval av studenter 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.
Övrig information Please note the specific entry requirements for the course.
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Kursansvarig Thomas Frisell
Institutionen för medicin, Solna

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Institutionen för medicin, Solna