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HEAAC04 Basic biostatistics 5 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences

General description

The course covers descriptive statistics and basics of statistical inference.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the students are familiar with descriptive statistics, measures of association and the basic principles of statistical inference. They are familiar with and have used the SPSS statistical software to analyze real datasets.


- Structure of data matrix, types of variables
- Descriptive statistics: frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and variation
- Measures of association: correlation, cross-tabulation, group means/medians
- Introduction to statistical inference: testing and confidence intervals
- Use of SPSS statistical program

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

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  5 ECTS
In English



Study materials

Altman D.G. Practical statistics for medical research. Chapman & Hall.

Moore D:  Statistics : concepts and controversies
Moore D, McCabe G: Introduction to the practise of statistics

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