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Course of Statistical Methodology in Health Research

The Statistical Methodology in Health Research course aims to provide people working in the field of health sciences with an overview of the statistical and methodological perspective for research.

  • Dates: From 20 April to 31 May 2023
  • Online training
  • Area of knowledge: Statistics
  • Course Language: Catalan
  • Organising entity: VHIR
Teaching hours

What is the aim of the course?

Upon completing the course, each student should:

  • Be able to formulate and identify research questions.
  • Be able to identify and understand the basic elements of health science research, particularly those related to epidemiology and biostatistics.
  • Be able to identify and select the most appropriate study designs and describe their value, nature, use and limitations.
  • Be able to critique and summarise the literature produced and research carried out by others, assessing its usefulness for clinical practice and as a future starting point for one’s own research (The Equator Network).
  • Be able to engage with a specialist on specific methodological problems when the complexity of the situation so requires.

Who is it aimed at?

The Statistical Methodology in Health Research course is aimed at people who want to start conducting research in the field of health sciences and have a basic knowledge of statistics.

What is the course methodology?

The Statistical Methodology in Health Research course will be completed online in the Virtual Classroom. It is a self-study course where each student is free to set their own pace. Only the start and end dates are fixed.

The student is expected to take 25 hours to go over all the course content.

The course language is Catalan.

What is the content of the course? 

  • Topic 1 - Looking for evidence
  • Topic 2 - How we find evidence
  • Topic 3 - Who we study
  • Topic 4 - What we study
  • Topic 5 - How we analyse data
  • Topic 6 - How we present evidence 


At the end of the course, a certificate of attendance will be issued to the students who complete the theoretical content and pass the final test.


  • Inscription: €350
  • Inscription for Vall d’Hebron Campus staff, students and VH alumni (20% discount): €280


Santiago Pérez Hoyos

Santiago Pérez Hoyos

Head of unit
Statistics and Bioinformatics Unit (UEB)
Preclinical Core Facilities
Core Facilities Area
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