KLMED8005 - Medical Statistics, Part II


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

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

Course content

Analysis of variance (one- and two-way ANOVA), non-parametric test (Kruskal-Wallis test), correlation and linear regression, logistic regression, survival analysis (Kaplan-Meier plot, log-rank test, Cox PH model).

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student …
- has achieved theoretical knowledge about statistical methods commonly used within medical research to examine simple and more complex relationships (analyses of variance and covariance, multiple linear and logistic regression analyses, simple and multiple survival analyses)
- can choose statistical method for analyzing data, given scientific question of interest, study design, and characteristics of empirical data (application of theoretical models)
- understands the main principle of estimation and hypothesis testing in relation to the different theoretical models
- Is able to perform the technical work with statistical analyses by means of a statistical program package
- is able to interpret and describe results from statistical analyses of empirical data (application)
- is able to critically evaluate validity of results in view of assumptions on statistical model (application)

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

  • Handing in exercise assignment

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 degree or similar. Medical students at The Student Research Programme. Candidates with a lower degree will be assessed individually.

Course materials

Rosner, B: "Fundamentals of Biostatistics", 7th ed. 2011 (6th edition from 2006 is sufficient)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ST2303 3.5 2007-09-01
ST3000 2.5 2007-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 A 2017-12-07 09:00 E5
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 A 2018-05-25 09:00
  • * 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.