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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2016–2017
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DPHSM305 Survival Analysis 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Postgraduate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Terveystieteiden tohtoriohjelma
School of Health Sciences

Learning outcomes

The student is able to 1) identify survival data 2) generate appropriate summary statistics and graphical representations and interpret them 3) apply and interpret log-rank tests and Cox proportional hazards models.

General description

This course introduces the essential methods for modeling and interpreting survival data or, more generally, time-to-event data. Survival models are widely used in clinical, epidemiological and a variety of health related fields. General statistical concepts and methods discussed in this course include survival and hazard functions, Kaplan-Meier graphs, log-rank and related tests, Cox proportional hazards model, and the extended Cox model for time-varying covariates. Special topics of multistate models and competing risks will also be briefly considered.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Jaakko Nevalainen, Teacher responsible


8-May-2017 – 31-May-2017
Mon 8-May-2017 - 29-May-2017 weekly at 12-14, Arvo A308
Wed 10-May-2017 - 31-May-2017 weekly at 12-14, Arvo A308
Mon 8-May-2017 - 29-May-2017 weekly at 14-16, Arvo ML71
Wed 10-May-2017 - 24-May-2017 weekly at 14-16, Arvo ML71
Thu 1-Jun-2017 at 14-16, Arvo Ml71, Note! Last practise on Thursday June 1.



Further information

Basic knowledge of biostatistics, regression models and statistical software (R) is necessary to succeed on the course. If you have no prior experience with R, one option to fulfill that gap is to take the CAST online introductory course (https://www.uta.fi/cast/_admin/index.php/events/Ronline.html).