HNE-30806 Analytical Epidemiology

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Studiepunten 6.00

OnderwijstypeContacturen
Lectures22
Practical extensively supervised48
Tutorial10
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. D Sluik
prof. dr. ir. EJM Feskens
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. ir. E Kampman
dr. ir. A Geelen
prof. dr. ir. EJM Feskens
prof. dr. ir. P van 't Veer
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. EJM Feskens

Language of instruction:

English

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

Continuation courses:

Thesis Epidemiology

Contents:

In this advanced course students learn how to conduct and interpret data analysis in the framework of the major epidemiological study designs, the case-control and the cohort design. 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.

Learning outcomes:

After the course the student is expected to be able:
- to analyse data of case-control or prospective study, i.e.;
- to execute and interpret descriptive statistics;
- to identify the need for, execution of, and interpretation of data analysis using logistic regression and survival analysis;
- to identify the need for, execution of, and interpretation of stratified analysis;
- to identify the need for, execution of, and interpretation of analysis 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 demonstrate understanding of the meta-analysis design in epidemiologic research.

Activities:

To reach these objectives, the student will:
- read epidemiological and statistical literature;
- conduct statistical analyses on the computer;
- tabulate and interpret the results.

Examination:

- written examination;
- adequate completion of assignments in course reader.

Literature:

Course reader, containing literature (papers), assignments, answers forms, SAS-hints, etc. is available at WUR-Shop, Forum.

OpleidingFaseSpecialisatiePeriode
Keuze voor: MNHNutrition and HealthMScA: Epidemiology and Public Health6MO
MNHNutrition and HealthMScB: Nutritional Physiology and Health Status6MO