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040005Y Biostatistics, 3 ECTS cr 
Code 040005Y  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Biostatistics  Abbreviation BIOSTATISTICS 
Scope3 ECTS cr   
TypeGeneral Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Medicine 

Pentti Nieminen 

ECTS Credits  3 credits 
Timing  C4 
Learning outcomes 


By the end of the course the student should be able to:
- plan study designs and statistical computing in medical and dental research,
- obtain and analyze data with basic statistical methods,
- use basic statistical significance tests and inference methods,
- evaluate critically medical research reports 


Aims and phases of statistical research, planning statistical research, obtaining data, variable distributions (frequencies, graphs and statistics), basics in statistical inference and methods (estimates, significance tests and confidence limits), basic methods in comparing groups and estimating associations between variables, specific methods applied in medical research.    
Learning activities and teaching methods  Lessons 18 h, study-group sessions 12 h, practical projects and home-works 30 h. 
Recommended or required reading 

Uhari M ja Nieminen P: Epidemiologia ja biostatistiikka. Duodecim, 2001.


Assessment methods and criteria  Regular and active participation in the small group lessons and completion of a practical project. Written examination. 
Grading  0-5 
Person responsible  Docent Pentti Nieminen 
Other information  This course is a part of the studies in research skills. 

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