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Advanced Epidemiologic Methods – causal research and prediction modeling


Lecturers: Rolf H.H. Groenwold, MD, PhD, Leiden University Medical Center (NL) & 
Maarten van Smeden, PhD, Leiden University Medical Center (NL)

By the end of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Critically assess the results of epidemiological studies on causal relationships or prediction models
  • Correctly define exposures and learn how to best represent them in models
  • Understand difference between various sources of bias (confounding, measurement error and missing data) and the way these biases may differentially affect studies on causal relationships and prediction models.
  • Describe key assumptions of methods used to control for (time-varying) confounding.
  • Describe key assumptions of methods used to handle missing observations.
  • Understand the reasons for and consequences of overfitting prediction models
  • Describe recent developments in the fields of causal research and prediction modelling

Prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of epidemiology
  • Familiarity with R statistical software (for a short introduction see http://www.r-tutorial.nl/)

Fees:

  • 750 €
  • 510 € for enrolled students (proof required)

3 ECTS

Registration Information:
Tanja Te Gude
Tel. +49 30 450 570 812

Later Event: October 17
IPH-Lecture (Maria Glymour)