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Basic Biostatistics, 4 credits (8FO0112)

Grundläggande biostatistik, 4 hp

Entries for Basic Biostatistics/Anmälan

Time: Weeks 36-38 2023

Course language: autumn course is taught in English

Next available course in Swedish will be spring 2024.

Number of participants: 30


The course deals with the most common statistical methods in biostatistics. The main focus of the course is that the students should be able to know when to use a certain test and correctly interpret the results from a statistical program. Some aspects of study design in experimental, clinical and observational studies are also discussed as well as aspects of validity, errors and power analysis.

Admission requirements

General requirements for studies on third-cycle education courses

Specific requirements:
Basic knowledge of statistical terms and concepts, and of descriptive statistics is required. To make sure that you have basic knowledge, perform the assessment provided below. If you have difficulties answering the questions we recommend that you prepare by reading some of the suggested literature or acquire knowledge using the link provided.

PhD students are admitted according to the following priority order:

  • PhD students registered at the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • PhD students registered at other faculties within Linköping University
  • PhD students registered at other universities

Participation in the course of other students than above is only possible if there are fewer applicants from the above groups than students to be admitted.

Course syllabus


Previous course evaluation

Course administration

Course coordinator and examiner: Mats Fredrikson

Dept of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, IKE, Medicinska fakulteten, 581 85 Linköping.

Administrator: Laila Höljervangen

Sidansvarig: siw.carlfjord@liu.se
Senast uppdaterad: 2023-01-30