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Basic Methods and Reasoning in Biostatistics 2024-I

LUMC’s Biostatistics Course: A Quick Overview


The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) presents the ‘Basic Methods and Reasoning in Biostatistics’ course, a fundamental stepping stone for advanced studies in medical research.

Course Highlights:

  • Dates: February 12th to 16th, 2024, with a final online exam on February 20th.
  • Content: Covers biostatistical methods and reasoning principles.
  • Prerequisite: Secondary school mathematics; no prior biostatistics knowledge required.


  • Modules: 10 in total, covering data description, statistical inference, and software usage (SPSS or R).
  • Preparation: Recommended 15-20 hours over three weeks before the course.
  • Refresher: Suitable for those revisiting the basics or transitioning from SPSS to R.

Reasoning through Videos and Lectures:

  • Short Videos: Mandatory, covering study design, bias, p-hacking, and more.
  • On-Campus Lectures: Choose at least three from five options for in-depth discussions.
  • Interaction: Opportunities for live Q&A during question sessions.

Exam and Certification:

  • Exam: Evaluates understanding of e-learning and reasoning topics.
  • Certificate: Requires passing the exam and attending a minimum of three on-campus lectures.
  • Certification Timeframe: Typically issued within two weeks post-exam.


LUMC’s biostatistics course offers a dynamic blend of e-learning and on-campus engagement, providing participants with essential skills for navigating the intricacies of statistical analysis in medical research.

For more information follow the link to the website of Boerhaave nascholing.