KLMED8004 - Medical Statistics, Part 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 4 hours

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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Group assignments
  • Approved exercises

Specific conditions

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 and Health Sciences. Candidates with a lower degree will be assessed individually.

Course materials

Rosner, B: "Fundamentals of Biostatistics", 8th ed. 2015

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HLS3550 7.5
ST3000 5.0 AUTUMN 2007
KLH3004 7.5 AUTUMN 2009
ST3001 5.0 AUTUMN 2010
KLH3100 5.0 AUTUMN 2012
PH3003 5.0 AUTUMN 2015
MH3003 5.0 AUTUMN 2018
MH3006 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Medicine
  • Statistics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam (1) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home exam (2) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen.
  • 2) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen.

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