Italy, Cison di Valmarino - Treviso

Survival Analysis

when 13 June 2016 - 18 June 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1400

The course introduces the concepts and methods for the analysis of survival or time-to-event data. The concepts include censoring, cumulative incidence, median survival and other survival percentiles, and rates. The methods include life-table, Kaplan-Meier survival curve, log-rank and related tests, Poisson regression, Cox regression, Laplace regression, and flexible modelling of quantitative predictors. The concepts and methods are illustrated through literature reviews and real-life examples taken from medical, epidemiological and public-health research. The emphasis is placed on interpretation and practical relevance. Guided, hands-on computer activities enable the participants to utilize the presented statistical methods.

Course leader

Nicola Orsini (Karolinska Institutet)

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

The course introduces the concepts and methods for the analysis of survival or time-to-event data. Topics include life-table, Kaplan-Meier, and popular regression models for survival analysis.

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.