This is the 2021 website for the course Advanced Statistical Topics in Health Research B held by the University of Copenhagen. This website will contain the practical information about the course.


Additional information will be given on the first day.

Learning objectives

Many modern research projects collect data and use experimental designs that require advanced statistical methods beyond what is taught as part of the curriculum in introductory statistical courses. This course covers some of the more general statistical models and methods suitable for analyzing more complex data and designs encountered in health research such as methods for high-dimensional data, classification, imputation, and dimension reduction.

The course will contain equal parts theory and applications and consists of four full days of teaching and computer lab exercises. It is the intention that the participants will have a thorough understanding of the statistical methods presented and are able to apply them in practice after having followed the course. This course is aimed at health researchers with previous knowledge of statistics and the computer language R who need of an overview about appropriate analytical methods and discussions with statisticians to be able to solve their problem.

A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

The Gather online platform

We will be using the Gather platform in lieu of traditional platforms such as Zoom or Teams. Please spend 5 minutes to familiarize yourself with Gather before the course starts.

The link to our teaching room is on Gather can be found here. Feel free to try it out before. As you can see the online classroom resembles an old-school computer game.

Quick intro:


Before the course starts you should make sure that you have installed the latest version of:

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