Italy, Cison di Valmarino-Treviso

Biostatistics II

when 11 June 2012 - 16 June 2012
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the foundations of biostatistics and of the various statistical techniques that have been developed to answer research questions in the health sciences. Students will be introduced to methods for the comparison of outcome between two groups (t-test and non parametric tests), as well as the extension to the comparison of outcome across several groups (ANOVA); methods for the study of association between two continuous variables (correlation and linear regression); the analysis of contingency tables; the study of survival (time-to-event) data. The afternoon sessions are devoted to discussion and learning to use Stata® to implement materials covered in the morning lectures.

Course leader

M. Bonetti (Bocconi University)

Target group

Physicians, clinicians and public health professionals from public and private institutions who are looking for systematic training in the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics, or epidemiology applied to health care planning and evaluation.
Students in biostatistics and epidemiology, and researchers both from public and private institutions who wish to increase their familiarity with quantitative methods or to deepen their knowledge of a specific area of interest.

Course aim

Students are introduced to more advanced methods for the comparison of outcome among groups, correlation and linear regression, contingency tables, and survival data.

Fee info

EUR 1: For Students. Registration before 31 March 2012.
After 31 March 2012 €1,350.

EUR 1: Registration before 31 March 2012.
After 31 March 2012 €1,450.


A limited number of Scholarships are available.
Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, for at most one week. Only registered students may apply. The request to be considered for a scholarship should be communicated no later than March 1, 2012.