|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Practical extensively supervised||48|
|Course coordinator(s)||dr. ir. D Sluik|
|Lecturer(s)||prof. dr. ir. E Kampman|
|dr. ir. A Geelen|
|prof. dr. ir. EJM Feskens|
|dr. ir. MT Streppel|
|prof. dr. HC Boshuizen|
|prof. dr. ir. P van 't Veer|
|prof. dr. JM Geleijnse|
|Examiner(s)||prof. dr. ir. EJM Feskens|
Language of instruction:
Assumed knowledge on:
HNE-24806 Epidemiology and Public Health; MAT-24306 Advanced Statistics for Nutritionists; HNE-37306 Applied Data Analysis; HNE-31006 Study Design and Intepretation in Epidemiology and Public Health
In this advance course, students learn how to conduct and interpret data analysis in the framework of major epidemiogical study designs. In addition, they will obtain basic skills and understanding of additional aspects of data-analysis relevant to the successful and efficient completion of their thesis in epidemiology.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to analyse data of cross-sectional, case-control and cohort studies, i.e.:
- to execute and interpret descriptive statistics;
- to identify the need for, execution of, and interpretation of data analysis using linear regression models, logistic regression models, general linear models, general mixed models, and survival analysis;
- to identify the need for, execution of, and interpretation of meta-analysis;
- to identify the need for, execution of, and interpretation of repeated measures analysis;
- to identify the need for, execution of , and interpretation of stratified analysis;
- to identify the need for, execution of , and interpretation of effect modification;
- to identify the need for, execution of , and interpretation of analysis to control for confounding;
- to systematically organize and document data analysis, using the statistical program SAS.
To reach these objectives, the student will:
- read epidemiological and statistical literature;
- conduct statistical analyses on the computer;
- tabulate and interpret the results.
Presence during practicals (obligatory), One practical test 20%, Written open book examination (individual) (80%).
Course reader, containing literature (papers), assignments, answers forms, SAS-hints, etc. is available at WUR-Shop, Forum.
|Restricted Optional for:||MNH||Nutrition and Health||MSc||A: Epidemiology and Public Health||6MO|
|MNH||Nutrition and Health||MSc||B: Nutritional Physiology and Health Status||6MO|