Specialization Biometry

Modules Biometry I and II
(The course has to be taken as a whole "specialization part I and part II")

Instructors Prof. Dr. Anne-Laure Boulesteix et al.

Content and Teaching format
The Module Biometry is divided in Biometry I „Advanced Biometry“ and Biometry II „Seminar Biometry

Advanced Biometry

  • Statistics for clinical trials (3 ECTS)
  • Statistics for diagnostic studies (3 ECTS)
  • Longitudinal data analysis (3 ECTS) *
  • Statistics learning, especially for high-dimensional data (3 ECTS)
  • Survival analysis (3 ECTS)

*Due to the modified semester schedule in relation to COVID-19, the topic “Longitudinal data analysis” will not be offered in the winter term 2020/2021.

During an introductory lecture, students receive materials on the chosen topics in form of lecture slides and books, as well as exercise sheets. They have to submit the solutions of the exercise sheets before fixed deadlines. These exercise sheets are not graded. They are intended as a communication support between teacher(s) and students and a way for students to know what they are expected to achieve within the module. Every week the students can discuss the solutions of the exercise sheets and ask questions to the teacher(s) during an in-person meeting (taking place online in the winter term 2020/2021

Seminar Biometry

Students take part in a joint seminar for statistics and epidemiology students taking. They have to 1) summarize one or several papers presenting and applying complex statistical methods in an oral presentation (25 minutes) and 2) write a short homework summarizing other participants’ presentations. The papers are assigned during the introductory meeting of the seminar (students’ preferences are taken into account as far as possible).

Meetings will be online as well as in presence (2021)

Performance record Advanced Biometry: Oral examination of 40 minutes in total on the content of the corresponding exercise sheets of. Seminar Biometry: Oral presentation (accounting for 75% of the mark) and homework (accounting for 25% of the mark).

ECTS: 18 (part I = 12 ECTS plus part II = 6 ECTS)

Time-line: February 11, 2021 – March 31, 2021

Location: in 2021 online via Zoom


If you are interested, you can register with a form that you will receive from the Ph.D. program office: phd@ibe.med.uni-muenchen.de

Detailed information about the courses can be obtained from the MSc team: msc@ibe.med.uni-muenchen.de