This is a generic website containing teaching and learning materials used during the “Introduction to biostatistics and machine learning” course organised by NBIS, National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden. The course is open for PhD students, postdocs, researchers and other employees in need of biostatistical skills within all Swedish universities. The materials are geared towards life scientists wanting to be able to understand and use basic statistical and machine learning methods.
The latest Canvas course is here: https://uppsala.instructure.com/courses/51998.
A typical schedule is under Schedule tab. Times and sessions may vary slightly from one course event to another.
In this course we focus on an active learning approach. The course participants are expected to do some pre-course reading and exercises, corresponding up to 40h studying. The education consists of teaching blocks alternating between mini-lectures, group discussions, live coding sessions etc.
Upon successful course completion, assessed based on active participation in all course session, we will issue a course certificate.
Please note that we are not able to provide any formal university credits (högskolepoäng). Many universities, however, recognize the attendance in our courses, and award 1.5 HPs, corresponding to 40 h of studying. It is up to participants to clarify and arrange credit transfer with the relevant university department.