Survival Analysis Course

Location: Erasmus MC

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Two-day course on medical statistics for MDs, PhD students and MSc students. The first day consists of a brief introduction to basic statistical concepts and survival analysis. During day two, more advanced topics related to survival analysis will be discussed.

Aim of the course
Understanding (some of) the essentials of statistical theory, choosing the appropriate statistical test given the research question and data, performing the corresponding statistical analysis and interpreting the resulting statistical output.


Day 1: 
09.30 – 10.00: Registration

10.00 – 11.00: Introduction to basic statistics – Lecture

11.00 – 11.15: coffee break

11.15 – 12.15: Introduction to basic statistics – Practical

12.15 – 13.15: Lunch

13.15 – 14.45: Introduction to survival analysis and life tables– Lecture

14.45 – 15.00: coffee break

15.00 – 16.00: Introduction to survival analysis and life tables – Practical

Day 2:  
09.30 – 10.00: Registration 

10.00 – 11.15: Modelling survival rates: the Cox Proportional Hazards Model – Lecture

11.15 – 11.30: coffee break

11.30 – 12.30: More advanced models and extensions – Lecture

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 14.45: Modelling survival rates: the Cox Proportional Hazards Model – Practical 

14.45 – 15.00: coffee break

15.00 – 16.00: More advanced models and extensions – Practical

Time schedule
Two days from 09.30 - 16.00 hours
This course will be containing both lectures and practical exercises with SPSS and will be taught by Emmeke Aarts, Statistician, Utrecht University


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For this course you will receive a certificate of attendance with 0,6 ECTS for full participation.

Registration fee
The subscription fee of non-commercial participants for this course is € 350.

Discounts are handled as follows:

  • All PhD students get a discount of 50% and pay €175.
  • All participants from the postgraduate school MolMed receive a discount of 100% and pay €0.
  • Master students from elsewhere who will need to pay the fee themselves, receive a discount of 75% and pay €87,50.


Fees can be paid upon an INVOICE. After your registration you will receive an INVOICE per postal mail. The payment can then be done per bank transfer. All the information necessary will be on the invoice, including the unique INVOICE number.

Late participants can also pay cash upon signing in for the Course.
Please note that all participants who will pay the invoice from their personal budget need to provide their personal address details when they apply for the course.


The fees are for all the days of the course. There is no discount for participating in only a part of the course. Our cancellation policy is that cancellation is possible up to one week before the start of the Course. Later cancellation will not be accepted, but you are allowed to send a substitute.

Commercial participants & sponsors

Companies are invited to inquire for participation and sponsoring

General information
Financial regulation of the Postgraduate School MolMed

From January 1st, 2017 the following financial rules apply, but they may differ per course still. Look at the course fee of each course to be sure which discounts are really applied:

Non-commercial course, symposium or workshop fee: €200/day, €750/week

• Participants of the postgraduate school MolMed: discount of 100%

• However, the Research Management course and the workshops Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign have to be paid from the ‘personal budget’ of employees, MolMed members and PhD students included. So they will receive an invoice from us which you have to pay and which will be reimbursed by your Department. When you will pay from your personal budget you need to provide us your home address details for the invoice

• PhD students and Master’s students, regardless of institution: discount of 50%.

  • The course fees of research master’s students will be paid by their master program at rate of €100/ECTS. For not I&I master students: please inform your master program in advance whether they agree to pay.
  • Master’s students who are paying the fee from their private budget: discount of 75%. When you will pay from your personal budget you need to provide us your home address details for the invoice.
  • However, 2 courses in statistics are paid centrally by the Dept. of Research policy for all PhD students from Erasmus MC! These are R and the SPSS course. So for Erasmus MC PhD students, these courses are always free, provided you are officially registered as a PhD student.

There is one fee for the entire course. There is no reduction for partial participation.

Some courses have less course days: SPSS 3 days, Survival Analysis 2 days, Management 2 days, Presenting 1,5 days and also other may be shorter as indicated on the website.

Commercial participants, companies & sponsors are invited to inquire about commercial tuition fees and about sponsoring.

All invoices will be sent by email to the mail address that you filled in upon registration. If this address is not correct we use your Erasmus MC address.

Those who register for a course, symposium or workshop agree with these financial conditions.

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