Specialization Biometry

Lecturer(s): Prof. Dr. Anne-Laure Boulesteix et al.

Content and Teaching format

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)

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.

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).


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: WS, Jan - March



If you are interested, you can download a booking form from the student cloud which you fill in and submit to the MSc team.

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