Statistical Practice in Epidemiology using R.

Town hall of Tartu

Course from Thursday 1 to Tuesday 6 June 2017 Tartu, Estonia

Organized by the Estonian Genome center and the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Tartu
The course starts early morning Thursday, so arrival in Tartu must be on Wednesday 31 May. The course ends at 14:00, so departure will be possible on Tuesday 6 (flights from Tallinn later than 18:00 can be reached).
Similar courses were given every year since 2000 with the exception of 2003 and 2008.


University of Tartu, main building The course is intended for epidemiologists and statisticians who wish to use R for statistical modelling and analysis of epidemiological data.
The aim of the course is to give young statisticians (or not so young epidemiologists) who wish to enter or who has recently entered biostatistics or epidemiology access to a set of tools in current use by statisticians in epidemiology.
The course requires basic knowledge of epidemiological concepts and study types. These will only be briefly reviewed, whereas the more advanced epidemiological and statistical concepts will be treated in depth.


The kissing students outside the town hall of Tartu
All methods will be thoroughly illustrated using R in practical exercises.
The Epi package which is developed for epidemiological analysis in R will be introduced. Particular attention will be given to the reporting of the results; in particular the use of graphics.


Mathematics building, University of Tartu, J Liivi 2


Kristi Läll, Silva Kasela


Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, J Liivi 2.

Course fee:

700 EUR (academic); 950 EUR (non-academic)
Includes course, course material, lunch, coffee breaks and social events.
Excludes transport, accomodation and dinner.
The course is a self-supporting entity, and there are NO grants or stipends available for travel or participation.

Course program and instructions:

Transport and getting around in Tartu

Tartu is situated 185 km south-east of the Estonian captal Tallinn. Transportation is by air (or sea from Helsinki) to Tallinn and from there approximately 2.5 hrs. by bus or train. The bus calls at Tallinn airport, the train can be boarded at Ülemiste station, close to the airport.
There is also an airport in Tartu, though thinly serviced.
For more information on transport to and around Tartu, look here.

Last updated 30 May 2017, BxC