Modern Methods in Data Analysis (online)

  • LocationHome
  • Duration9 weeks, 14 hrs per week
  • Starting moment2 September 2024
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Teaching methodOnline
  • CertificationCertificate
  • Price€1,630
  • ECTS4.5 EC

Modern Methods in Data Analysis

The course will begin with an introduction to likelihood theory, using simple examples and a minimum of mathematics. You will then move to learning about the most important regression models used in medical research. These include logistic regression, Poisson regression, analysis of event history data, and the Cox proportional hazards regression model. In addition, you will become familiar with model validation and regression diagnostics, as well as with the basic principles of re-sampling methods and longitudinal data analysis.

The course is aimed at professionals who are interested in to learn more about statistics for medical research. However, a medical education is not a requirement to successfully participate in this course.

Target Group

Our courses are aimed at clinical researchers, nurses, general practitioners, and other health professionals who want to improve their skills in epidemiology, statistics and (clinical) research.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the principles of the likelihood theory and maximum likelihood methods
  • Explain the principles of the following statistical analysis techniques: Logistic regression analysis, Poisson regression analysis, Analysis of event history data, including the Cox proportional hazards regression model
  • Explain model validation and regression diagnostics
  • Describe the basic principles of longitudinal data analysis
  • Apply the above-mentioned techniques using common statistical packages (e.g. SPSS or R)
  • Name the situations in which these techniques can be applied and the conditions that should be met to obtain reliable results using these techniques
  • Explain and interpret the results obtained with these techniques, and apply these results in practice (e.g. to answer a research question)


2 September 2024, 9 weeks, 14 hrs per week

Please note, even though you can manage your own time our courses are not intended as individual education. By learning together you will gain depth in your learning process, which is very important. Therefore flexibility from students, a positive attitude towards teachers and peers and the willingness to learn together and help each other is invaluable to our courses.


Enrollment for the course starting 2 September 2024 closes on 26 August 2024!

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Utrecht University & UMC Utrecht employees

Employees of Utrecht University and the UMCU are eligible for a 10% discount on online courses from the MSc Epidemiology programme with Elevate Health.

Utrecht University & UMC Utrecht students

All students attending Utrecht University and the University Medical Center Utrecht are eligible for a 10% discount on online courses from the MSc Epidemiology programme with Elevate Health.

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