[ 405FUSCFUS2S19 ] SE Fundamentals of scientific research and general skills II

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS R - Doctoral programme Human Medicine 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)Zulassung zum Doktoratsstudium Medical Sciences
Original study plan Doctoral programme Doctoral Program in Medical Sciences 2021W
Objectives To learn basics of biostatistics and its role in the research process and study design
Subject The course provides an introduction to biostatistics including following topics:

  • design a study including sample size determination
  • descriptive and exploratory methods for qualitative and quantitative data
  • probability and probability distributions
  • methods of statistical inference (estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing)
  • various test procedures for two or more groups
  • generalized linear models (ANOVA, regression and correlation)
Criteria for evaluation Attendance of 80% is mandatory. It is not possible to achieve a positive grade if requirements concerning attendance cannot be fulfilled. Assessment is continuous. The positive result shall be described as "successful participation", the negative result shall be described as "unsuccessful participation".
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 20
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority