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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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HEAAE03 Biostatistics 5 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Health Sciences
Person in charge
Announced in the Teaching schedule.

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 designing a questionnaire, conducting a small survey, analyzing the survey data with SPSS statistical software and writing a report of the results.


- hypothesis testing (t-tests, analysis of variance, nonparametric tests, X2-test)
- the concept of confidence intervals
- ideas of sample size calculations
- questionnaire desing and surveys in practise
- use of SPSS statistical software

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 
In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Participation in lectures, exercises, assignment.

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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