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Prognostic Research

Utrecht University

21 days
870 EUR/full
870 EUR/full
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The purpose of this Prognostic Research course from Utrecht University is to redress this imbalance. We will therefore discuss the principles and methods of non-experimental prognostic research, together with the practice of prognostic research in a clinical setting. 

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Prognosis is a key concept in patient care. However, although prognostic research is becoming increasingly important in clinical medicine, the actual methodology behind it is relatively underdeveloped.

The emphasis will be on learning about the design and statistical analysis of prognostic studies, the construction and estimation of prediction rules, the various approaches to validation, and the generalization of research results. By taking the Prognostic Research course from Utrecht University you will also learn how to address the challenges of dealing with small data sets.

Learning objectives

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

  • Understand the key characteristics and different types of prognostic research
  • Set out the various steps involved in performing prognostic research

In particular, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an insight into different types of missing values
  • Understand different ways of handling missing values in prognostic research
  • Propose different modelling approaches for prognostic research, including non-linear models
  • Make a prognostic model
  • Show how to derive a prognostic score, and choose adequate score cut-offs
  • Know how to apply modelling techniques to deal with over-fitting in small data sets.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The principles of prognostic research and the interpretation of its results
  • The issue of missing values and data analysis in prognostic research, including the underlying assumptions and their statistical consequences, and the evaluation of model performance
  • The practical application of prognostic research and its clinical consequences
  • Modelling techniques for small data sets

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 21 days
    • 14 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

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Enrollment deadline 7 Feb





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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course includes an exam, which is the only part of the course that is not online. If you are able and willing to take the exam in Utrecht, the Netherlands, we are available to proctor the exam for you without any costs. If you have to take the exam from a different location, you need a proctor. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    870 EUR/full
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  • EU/EEA

    870 EUR/full
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    Based on the tuition of 870 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.


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