University of Tartu, Estonia, Friday 23 to Wednesday 28 August 2019

About the course

The course is intended for epidemiologists and statisticians who wish to use R ( for statistical modelling and analysis of epidemiological data.
The aim of the course is to give participants access to a set of tools in current use by statisticians in epidemiology.
The course requires some understanding of statistical principles and some familiarity with epidemiological concepts and study types.

The course will be mainly practically oriented with more than half the time spent at the computer.

  • History of R. Language. Objects. Functions.
  • Interface to other data formats. Data frames.
  • Tabulation of data.
  • Logistic regression for case-control-studies.
  • Poisson regression for follow-up studies.
  • Causal inference.
  • Parametrization of models.
  • Graphics in R.
  • Graphical reporting of results.
  • Nested and matched case-control studies.
  • Case-cohort studies.
  • Time-splitting & Standardized Mortality Ratios.
  • Survival analysis and competing risks.
  • Multi-state models.

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

University of Tartu

J. Liivi 2

EE - 50409 Tartu


Dates and registration

Fee: 780 EUR academic, 980 EUR non-academic

  • Includes tuition, course material, lunches, coffee breaks and social events (welcome drinks and course dinner).
  • Excludes travels, accommodation, and other meals

The course is a self-supporting entity, and there are NO grants or stipends available for travel or participation.

Deadline for application: 1st June 2019.

Information to applicants will be given by e-mail shortly after the deadline.

Further information and information on application: