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Introduction to Medical Biometry


04.04.2016 The exam results from the make-up exam (30.03) are displayed at the Institute of Statistics.
19.02.2016 The make-up exam will take place on March 30th at 10 o'clock (s.t.) in the IBE library.  Please sign up for the make-up exam via email.
  The exam information from 02.02.16 is available in LSF.
04.02.2016 The exam results are dispayed at the Institute of Statistics
31.01.2016 The interval boundaries for the confidence interval (as well as for the log RR and RR) are incorrect for problem 14 c). The correct confidence interval for RR is [2.793; 3.268].
19.01.2016 The exam will take place in the lecture/tutorial room (Room 112, Amalienstr. 73A). Please arrive by 08:25am so that the exam can begin on time. 
20.12.2015 Please register for the exam by 02.01.2016 if you would like to take part in the exam.
17.11.2015 Problem 13 (c) and (d) from the tutorial sheet 3 will be discussed during the tutorial on 1.12.
13.10.2015 The lecture and tutorial will now start at 08:30 and end at 10am.
  Please bring a calculator to the lectures and tutorials
01.09.2015 The lecture homepage is now online.
Lecture and tutorials Silke Janitza
Office hours by appointment

Lectures and tutorials
Tuesday 08:30 - 10:00 o'clock

Room 112

Amalienstr. 73A
Target group

The lecture is geared towards undergraduate (bachelor) students studying statistics (at or after the 3rd semester).


This lecture introduces students to different statistical methods and concepts that are needed to analyze medical data. Relative risk and odds ratio, for example, are two commonly used measures of association in biometry. It is not uncommon for an apparent association to be caused by a third variable, a phenomenon known as “confounding”. The course presents suitable statistical methods to avoid confounding in medical studies. Other topics of the course include statistical testing, study types, and matching procedures.


  • Date: 02.02.2016 at 08:30am
  • Location: Room 112 (Amalienstr. 73A)
  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Please bring your student ID and photo ID to the exam.
  • Exam registration: Please email by 02.01.2016 to register for the exam. In your email please state your name, matriculation number, course of study (including examination regulation) for which the exam should be counted towards, and if applicable a confirmation for an extension of the examination time. 

The lecture is based on the following textbooks:

  • Don McNeil: Epidemiological Research Methods. DeGruyter, Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • Mark Woodward: Applied Epidemiology Study Design and Data Analysis, Chapman & Hall, 2005.
  • Christel Weiß: Basiswissen Medizinische Statistik, Springer, 2008.
  • Ralf-Dieter Hilgers, Peter Bauer und Viktor Scheiber: Einführung in die medizinische Statistik, Springer, 2000.

The material for the lecture and tutorial can be found under the following link: LSF