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DPIPEF03 Analysis, validity and inference of observational epidemiology 2 ECTS
Organised by
International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology
Person in charge
Pekka Nuorti

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student will have improved his/her analytical skills to assess the validity of observational epidemiologic studies.

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

This intensive, 4-day seminar course will introduce a variety of practical analytical approaches for addressing threats to validity in observational studies. Specific topics will include the
limitations of traditional hypothesis testing in observational epidemiology,
modern approaches to detecting and attenuating confounding, probabilistic correction for variable misclassification, and handling of missing data. These topics will be taught as non-technically as possible, but references and programming resources will be provided to allow for rigorous application of the methods.



Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
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Faculty of Social Sciences