This 1,5 ECTS course 2016-12-05—09, provided by the Swedish Interdisciplinary Graduate School in register-based research (SINGS, www.ki.se/imm/sings) held at the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, will review, discuss and apply different approaches to addressing common challenges in register-based, life course and intergenerational research through both methodological innovations and adaptation of existing statistical methods. Examples of techniques to be discussed and applied include methods for visualizing and modelling changes in categorical variables, modelling the effects of binary exposure variables over the life-course, application of biometric models and techniques for mediation analyses. After completing the course, participants should be able to identify strengths and weaknesses of common epidemiological designs as applied to life-course research and be familiar with a range of statistical methods for life-course epidemiology.
Specific entry requirements
This is an advanced course and prior knowledge should include the following, or corresponding courses: "Epidemiology I: Introduction to Epidemiology", "Biostatistics I: Introduction for epidemiologists", "Epidemiology II: Design of epidemiological studies", "Biostatistics II: Logistic regression for epidemiologists" and "Biostatistics III: Survival analysis for epidemiologists".
Application deadline: 31 October, 2016
Please contact Anita Berglund (email firstname.lastname@example.org), SINGS for any questions.