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Joint Models for Longitudinal and Survival Data, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 4 days
University rank #68 (ARWU) Rotterdam, Netherlands
Longitudinal and time-to-event outcomes are the main types of outcomes encountered in medical studies at this Joint Models for Longitudinal and Survival Data course from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
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Primary examples of the former are biomarkers or other patient parameters that are measured during follow-up, whereas for the latter examples include the time to relapse of the disease, time to re-operation or time to death. 

This Joint Models for Longitudinal and Survival Data course from Erasmus University Rotterdam introduces a new type of statistical models that can be used to investigate the association structure between longitudinal and survival outcomes.

In terms of software, we will use R and illustrate how these models can be fitted using package JM and JMbayes.

Participants will be expected to bring their own laptop computers to the session, and to have recent versions of R


  • Explain when these models should be used in practice and how they can be utilized to extract relevant information from the data.
  • Introduce the concept of dynamic predictions that has direct applications in personalized medicine.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 days
  • Credits
    0.7 alternative credits

    EC points

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


  • Biostatistics
  • Methodology


Participant profile

Professional statisticians, epidemiologists and public health experts, working in applied environments where hierarchical modelling and survival analysis are key issues.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

This course assumes knowledge of basic statistical concepts, such as standard statistical inference using maximum likelihood, and regression models. In addition, basic knowledge of R would be beneficial but is not required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    470 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 470 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 4 days.
  • EU/EEA

    470 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 470 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 4 days.
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Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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