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Swedish title Introduktionskurs i SAS programmering
English title Introductory course in SAS programming
Course number 3143
Credits 1.5
Responsible KI department Department of Global Public Health
Specific entry requirements
Grading Passed /Not passed
Established by The Board of Doctoral Education
Established 2018-09-03
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.
Course responsible Susanne Wicks
Department of Global Public Health
08-123 372 01

Contact person Amanda Aronsson
Department of Global Public Health