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043005Y Knowledge and Research III: Data analysis, 3 ECTS cr 
Code 043005Y  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Knowledge and Research III: Data analysis  Abbreviation Knowledge and R 
Scope3 ECTS cr   
TypeGeneral Studies Discipline5401 Medicine 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Medicine 

Mimmi Tolvanen 

ECTS Credits 

3 ECTS credits / 81 hours of work

Language of instruction 



Spring, 2st year

Learning outcomes 

The student is familiar with statistical computing in the fields of medicine, dentistry and health sciences. Further, the student is able to analyze data with basic statistical methods, use basic statistical significance tests and inference methods, and evaluate critically scientific 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.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures, exercises, independent work, exam

Target group 

Medical and dental students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Knowledge and Research I: Scientific writing

Knowledge and Research I: Literature retrieval

Knowledge and Research II: Scientific communication

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Material in lessons and small group lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Group work, exam


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 0-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Mimmi Tolvanen


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Tieto tutkimus III: Data-analyysi  Course  Mimmi Tolvanen  15.03.22 -21.04.22

Future examinations
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Tieto tutkimus III: Data-analyysi exam  Exam    27.04.22
Registration Tieto tutkimus III: Data-analyysi exam  Exam    06.06.22
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