Course leader: Cathrine Carlsen Bach
Graduate school: Faculty of Health
Graduate program: PH
Course fee: 3,120.00 DKK
Status: Course is open for application
Semester: Spring 2024
Application deadline: 12/02/2024
Cancellation deadline: 26/02/2024
Course type: Classroom teaching
Start date: 11/03/2024
Administrator: Johanne Gregor Nielsen
The course P237/09 Which covariates to adjust for: An introduction to causal directed acyclic graphs is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, 2024.
Criteria for participation: Adjust the following if necessary. University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or Master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).
Aim: The course aims to provide participants with an introduction to the use of directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) as a tool to control for confounding and other sources of bias. Moreover, the course will include a simple method to reason about the directions of potential biases. After the course, participants will be able to use DAGs as a practical tool in their own research.
- To understand the basic anatomy of directed acyclic graphs (DAGs)
- To draw and apply DAGs for selection of covariates to account for confounding
- To draw and apply DAGs to illustrate potential selection bias
- To draw and apply DAGs to illustrate potential information bias
- To draw and apply signed DAGs to estimate the potential direction of bias in a research projec
Workload: The full workload of the course is expected to be 26 hours
Content: A comprehensive introduction to DAGs will be provided along with the opportunity for participants to work with DAGs in relation to their own studies.
Instructors: Niels Bjerregård Matthiesen, Chunsen Wu, Cathrine Carlsen Bach.
Venue: Aarhus University, Aarhus.
Participation in the course is without cost for:
- PhD students, Health Research Year students from Aarhus University
- PhD students enrolled at partner universities of the Nordoc collaboration
- PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses
- 11 March 2024 08:30 - 15:00
- 18 March 2024 08:30 - 15:15
- 19 March 2024 08:30 - 15:45