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Biostatistics

  • Number of credits 5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

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Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

The course focuses on giving an understanding to the statistical reasoning within scientific methodology and the analyses of data. To start with, the role that statistical methodology has within scientific methodology will be described and discussed. In the course, it is discussed different structures of data, among them quantitative and qualitative data. Descriptive statistics is introduced in the course through use of tables, figures and statistical measurements. The concept of statistical inference is introduced with emphasis on confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. Statistical inference is applied through statistical analysis methods for comparisons of groups and for exploration of dependencies between variables where both parametric and non-parametric methods are brought up. The course in concluded with a description of linear regression as method for analyses. During a literature seminar are research articles related to public health discussed with a focus on the statistical method. Throughout the course, the theoretical parts will be illustrated by practical computer exercises where statistical software are used.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student is expected to i) have knowledge about relevant statistical terminology and the role of statistics as a scientific method, ii) recognize different structures of data and be able to summarize data in tables, graphs and measures, iii) understand basic statistical concepts about probability and inference with emphasis on hypothesis testing and confidence intervals, iv) be able to perform and interpret the result of appropriate statistical analyses concerning comparisons of groups, relationship between variables and linear regression, v) understand the content of basic statistical methodology in scientific epidemiological articles.

Teaching is conducted through lectures, seminars and computer exercises where statistical software is used. All teaching is in English.

Application and eligibility

Biostatistics, 5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

14 October 2019

Ends

3 November 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences.
English proficiency equivalent to English B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education. Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-30400

Application

Application deadline was 15 April 2019. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK12,367

Total fee

SEK12,367

Starts

14 October 2019

Ends

3 November 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

For non-programme students applying as single-course students, the requirements are 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 30 ECTS are within one of the following: health sciences, environmental health or social sciences.
English proficiency equivalent to English B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education. Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-F3038

Application

Application deadline was 15 January 2019. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK12,367

Total fee

SEK12,367

Contact us

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health
Contact person for the course is:
Eva Selin