MF9510E – Logistic regression, survival analysis and Cox-regression

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Course content

The aim of the course is to make the participants familiar with advanced statistical regression methods applied to clinical research and epidemiology. This will give the participants a better basis for following the increasing part of medical literature making use of such methods. The course will also be a good starting point for those who want to use these methods in their own research.

Learning outcome

The participants shall get a basic understanding in the following areas: Analysis of proportions and relative risk, logistic regression, survival analysis and Cox regression. The program package Stata will be used in the exercises.


PhD candidates at UiO will get first priority to the course. Maximum number of participants is 70.

PhD candidates admitted to a PhD programme at UiO apply in StudentWeb


External applicants

Applicants who are not admitted to a PhD programme at UiO must apply for a right to study in SøknadsWeb before they can apply for PhD courses in medicine and health sciences. External applicants should apply for a right to study minimum 3 weeks before the course application deadline. 


Formal prerequisite knowledge

MF9130E – Introductory course in statistics / MF9130 – Innføring i statistikk or equivalent.

Recommended previous knowledge

Knowledge of linear regression.


The course is organized as full day teaching over 4 days and includes lectures, exercises and PC-labs.

You have to participate in at least 80 % of the teaching to be allowed to take the exam. Attendance will be registered.



A take-home exam will be given at the end of the course.

Submit assignments in Inspera

You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit your assignment.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Every autumn

Course registration

How to apply

Registration type

Application - answer to course application


Autumn 2020

19.10. - 22.10.

The course will run as digital course in Zoom

Application period

1.6. - 1.9.2020



Every autumn

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