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Course module: BMB404005
BMB404005
Introduction to Statistics
Course info
Course codeBMB404005
ECTS Credits1.5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Medicine; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Epidemiology;
Contact personC.L.J.J. Kruitwagen
E-mailC.L.J.J.Kruitwagen@umcutrecht.nl
Lecturers
Contactperson for the course
C.L.J.J. Kruitwagen
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
MASTER  (21/08/2017 to 18/08/2018)
Teaching period in which the course begins
MASTER
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
Full-time
Course application processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Pre-enrolmentNo
Waiting listNo
Course placement processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Aims
At the end of this course, the student:
  1. has insight in the different types of variables (quantitative [numerical] vs qualitative [non-numerical]);
  2. has insight in the ways in which data can be summarized graphically;
  3. has insight in the ways in which data can be summarized numerically (measures of location and dispersion);
  4. has insight in the different types of frequency measures (‘absolute’, ‘relative’ and ‘cumulative’ frequency);
  5. understands the basic principles of normally distributed data and the standard normal distribution;
  6. understands the basic principles of sampling of data and estimation based on samples;
  7. understands the basic principles of hypothesis testing;
  8. is able to perform simple statistical analyses in the statistical packages SPSS and R.
Content
Period (from – till): Check https://epidemiology-education.nl/

Contact details: Educational Office Epidemiology
E-mail: msc-epidemiology@umcutrecht.nl

Registration:
https://epidemiology-education.nl/ – learning environment

Course coordinator
C.L.J.J. Kruitwagen, MSc
UMC Utrecht, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Utrecht, the Netherlands
 
Faculty
C.L.J.J. Kruitwagen, MSc
UMC Utrecht, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care
 
Course description:
This course provides basic knowledge of statistics. The course is aimed to level differences in prior knowledge among students and provide the necessary base for the next two statistical courses in the MSc Epidemiology programme.

Literature/study material used:
-

Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme:
Epidemiology & Epidemiology Postgraduate
 
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
Yes
 
Prerequisite knowledge:
-
Competencies
-
Entry requirements
Required materials
-
Instructional formats
Computer practical

Individual

Private-study

Tutorial

Tests
Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

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