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.
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.
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- 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
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- 21 days
- 14 hrs/week
Start dates & application deadlines
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Enrollment deadline 7 Feb
DisciplinesHuman Medicine Health Sciences View 16 other Short Courses in Human Medicine in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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International870 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 870 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
EU/EEA870 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 870 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.