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Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Dankmar Bohning
Academic year

Module overview

This module focuses on the application of statistical methods specially developed for epidemiological study data. Topics include the basic disease occurrence measures of prevalence and incidence with their role in surveillance including standardization, Mantel-Haenszel estimation of various effect measures including the risk ratio and risk difference for cohort studies and the odds ratio for case-control studies as well as Poisson and logistic regression to adjust for potential confounders simultaneously. The module also includes elements of time-to-event analysis including Kaplan-Meier estimation and Cox' proportional hazards model for confounder adjustment. Finally, basic concepts of statistical methods for meta-analysis will be introduced. The module includes a mixture of lectures and practical workshops using the software STATA.