KLMED8004 - Medical Statistics, Part I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours A
Written examination 100/100 4 hours A

Course content

Descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, estimation, parametric hypothesis testing, nonparametric hypothesis testing

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student:
-Can demonstrate factual knowledge of basic definitions used in statistics including definitions of measures of central tendency, standard deviation, binomially distributed variable, normally distributed variable, sampling distribution of the sample mean, sampling distribution of the proportion, point estimate, confidence interval estimate, null hypothesis, alternative hypothesis, critical value, test statistic, and p-value.
-Is able to describe the results and theorems derived from covered concepts including the central limit theorem, expressions for confidence intervals, and distributions for test statistics.
-Can identify and apply formulas given by definitions including calculation of measures of central tendency, standard deviations, critical values.
-Is able to apply results and theorems to solve problems including computation of probabilities, computation of point estimates, computation of confidence intervals for means and proportions, and performing hypothesis tests.
-Has acquired a level of proficiency in the fundamental concepts and applications sufficient for further study in academic fields requiring statistics as a prerequisite, or for work in fields requiring a background in statistics

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Approved exercises from the same or previous semesters are required to sit for the exam. Approved compulsory activities are valid for three subsequent semesters after approval. The examination may change to an oral exam if few students register.

Compulsory assignments

  • Group assignments
  • Approved exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Master's degree or similar. The course is also open for medical and master's students at the Faculty of Medicine. Candidates with a lower degree will be assessed individually.

Course materials

Rosner, B: "Fundamentals of Biostatistics", 7th ed. 2010

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HLS3550 7.5
KLH3004 7.5 2009-09-01
KLH3100 5.0 2012-09-01
PH3003 5.0 2015-09-01
ST3000 5.0 2007-09-01
ST3001 5.0 2010-09-01



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 A 2016-11-30 09:00 JC13 , JC23 Realfag
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 A 2017-06-07 09:00
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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