Italy, Cison di Valmarino - Treviso

Biostatistics I

when 6 June 2016 - 11 June 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1400

This course introduces the fundamental principles of statistics applied to biomedicine. The topics to be covered include: descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency, probability, diagnostic testing, population and sample, comparison of proportions. At the end of the course, students will be able to understand the descriptive statistical methodologies which are used in clinical and epidemiological studies and to utilize the estimates obtained from suitably selected samples, in order to draw statistical inferences.

Course leader

Marcello Pagano (Harvard School of Public Health)

Target group

Physicians, clinicians and public health professionals from public and private institutions who are looking for systematic training in the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics, or epidemiology applied to health care planning and evaluation. They will acquire familiarity with epidemiological and biostatistical principles and techniques and with the computational tools needed to solve practical problems.

Students in biostatistics and epidemiology, and researchers both from public and private institutions who wish to increase their familiarity with quantitative methods or to deepen their knowledge of a specific area of interest, so they can more effectively address problems in health research. They will gain knowledge in modern, advanced methods useful for health professionals engaged in clinical practice, research and teaching.

Course aim

To introduce the fundamental principles of statistics applied to biomedicine.

Credits info

It is possible to gain credits for the Summer School’s courses, but the decision is always made by the student’s own institution.

Fee info

EUR 1400: For University students: Registration before February 14, 2016 €1,200. After February 14, 2016 €1,400.
EUR 1550: General: Registration before February 14, 2016 €1,350. After February 14, 2016 €1,550.