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Health Sciences Common Special Lecture IV, VIII

[https://minato.sip21c.org/ebhc/index-e.html] Latest update: 25 May 2024 (Sat)

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1. Aims of the lecture

For properly conducting health related research, basic knowledge of research design and statistics will be given.

In the year 2024, the class is given in hi-flex manner. Please refer BEEF+ system in detail.

In principle, the lecture is done in Japanese. Foreign students may ask the lecturer individually if necessary.

The text written in Japaneses [pdf format], latest version is on 25th May 2024 is freely available (Comments are welcome).

Caution! There is no lecture on June 12 and July 10.

2. Program

  1. The very basics of health research (Apr 10, handout)
  2. Basic terms in health/epidemiologic research (Apr 17, presentation, Practice)
  3. Sample size issues (Apr 24, handout in English) (cf. E-learning course on ICRweb is useful.)
  4. Research design (mostly experimental study design) (May 1, handout) [A review paper pdf for crossover design]
  5. Data entry, missing data, graphical check, hypothesis testing, SD and SE (May 8, Excel format sample data)
  6. Test of the location difference, test of proportion difference (May 15, handout in English)
  7. Cross tabulation and its analysis, Kappa statistics, McNemar's test (May 22, handout, Bhapkar's test code)
  8. ANOVA and Multiple comparison (May 29, handout, If you need information for contrasts, this page is valuable.)
  9. Correlation, Regression and its application: Analysis of Covariance and Logistic Regression (June 5, handout)
  10. Repeated measurement: Comparison of location parameters among 3 or more groups with corresponding data (June 19, handout)
  11. Geographic information data analysis and spatial epidemiology (June 26, Special Lecture given online by Dr. Susumu Tanimura)
  12. Evaluation of performances of diagnostic testing: ROC and Bland-Altman plot and the method to summarize systematic review: meta-analysis (July 3, handout for ROC and Bland-Altman plot, handout for meta-analysis)
    Example of meta-analysis: Is sperm concentration decreasing over the world?
  13. Survival analysis (handout in EnglishCref. in Japanese) (July 17)
  14. Experimental data analysis (on the other date, please see BEEF+)

3. Evaluation

Based on the end-of-term report of which theme is shown in BEEF+. Submit the report from BEEF+.


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