Course leader: Morten Frydenberg
Graduate school: Faculty of Health
Max seats: 24
Status: Course is finished
Application deadline: 06/10/2020
Start date: 09/11/2020
Administrator: Johanne Gregor Nielsen
Title: Linear regression models for continuous and binary data
is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, fall 2020.
Criteria for participation: 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 participants should obtain a basic knowledge of linear normal and binary regression methods as applied within health science.
Learning outcomes: The student should be able to:
- Apply both linear normal and binary regression methods
- Confidently read and understand the output of a regression analysis
- Understand and evaluate the assumptions behind the model
- Work with regression models that include interaction/effect modification
- Communicate the main results of a regression analysis and the assumptions behind these as a part of a paper
Contents: Estimates, confidence intervals, tests and model validation. Working with categorical explanatory variables and the significance of the choice of reference group. Estimation and test for interaction/effect modification. The use of regression models for prediction. A short introduction to some more complicated regression models.
Recommended knowledge for participation: Knowledge of biostatistics equivalent to the knowledge obtained at the PhD course Basic Biostatistics, Health, Aarhus University. The statistical package Stata will be used in the exercises. Participants may use other software, but is required to have skills and knowledge of the program comparable to that obtained at the course in Basic Biostatistics
Note that participation in the course requires completion of ‘Basic Biostatistics’ part 1 and 2 (former known as ‘Basic Biostatistics’ (8 days)) or similar.
Head of course: Morten Frydenberg
Number of Participants: 24
Dates and times: 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25 November 2020
Place: Loftsalen (1266-316), The Victor Albeck building, Vennelyst Blvd. 4, 8000 Aarhus
Course fee: DKK 4320
Participation in the course is without cost for:
- PhD students, Research Year students and Research Honours Programme students from Aarhus University
- PhD students enrolled at partner universities of the Nordoc network
- PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses
Application deadline: 6 October 2020