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HEAAE03 Biostatistics 5 op
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Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences
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Curricula 2012 – 2015
HEAAE03 Biostatistics 5 ECTS


Strategic themes: Responsible conduct of research

General description

The course covers statistical inference and questionnaire design. A follow-up course for HEAAC04 Basic Biostatistics.

Learning outcomes

The course is divided into two parts: statistical inference (part 1) and questionnaire design (part 2). After part 1 the students have deepened their knowledge of statistical inference. They recognize the assumptions and limitations of selected statistical methods. They can perform the statistical methods with SPSS statistical program and interpret the results. After part 2 the students know the basics of designing a questionnaire, conducting a small survey, analyzing the survey data with SPSS statistical software and writing a report of the results.


- basic principles of the following statistical methods: analysis of variance, linear and logistic regression analysis
- questionnaire design and surveys in practise
- use of SPSS statistical software

Teaching methods

Classroom work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Further information 

List of modes of study:

* Participation in classroom work

* Exercise(s)

* Assignment 

Participation in lectures, exercises, assignment.



Further information

Minimum number of students for the course to be organized is 8.

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Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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