Course C262/11 Get ready to work with biostatistics


ECTS: 1.8

Course leader: Eva Greibe

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Graduate program: ClinFO

Max seats: 24

Applicants: 32

Status: Course is cancelled

Semester: Spring 2021

Application deadline: 06/01/2021

Start date: 03/02/2021

Research Honours Programme and Research Year students

Students enrolled in the Research Honours Programme and Research Year will be prioritised.


All students are placed on a waiting list until we reach application deadline.

Title: Get ready to work with biostatistics C262/11

is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, spring 2021.

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: To achieve knowledge on data documentation, basic statistical tests and the assumptions for performing these tests.

Learning outcomes: At the end of the course, the PhD- or research-year student will be familiar with:

  • How to test for assumptions for basic statistical tests
  • How to perform basic statistical tests
  • How to present results in tables
  • How to perform a sample size calculation

Content: The participant will gain knowledge on:

  • Different types of variables (continuous and categorical variables)
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Test for Gaussian distribution
  • Sample size calculation
  • Parametric statistics and non-parametric statistics - paired data - unpaired data
  • Chi2 tests and Fishers exact test
  • Repeated measurements: One-way analyses
  • Presentation of data using different plots

Recommended knowledge for participation: Basic knowledge on how to use excel or GraphPad Prism

Instructors: Peter Nissen, Ole Halfdan Larsen, Eva Greibe

Dates and times: 3 and 24 February 2021. From 8:15 - 15:00 day 1 and 8:15 - 14:15 day 2.

Place: Aarhus University in“Preben Hornung stuen”, Frederik Nielsens Vej 2-4, 8000 Aarhus C.

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


Course dates:

  • 03 February 2021 08:15 - 15:00
  • 24 February 2021 08:15 - 14:15