Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA

Introduction to Statistics - An Applied 3-Day Hands-On Workshop with R

3-Day Certified Course

17 - 19 November 2020



This 3-day interactive course gives an introduction on how to use the statistical software R. It is a "hands-on" workshop and contains both lectures and practical exercises. Participants learn about the structure of the language R, the creation of professional graphs and how to do basic introductory statistics. To overcome common challenges, a lot of practical advice are given.


The course is aimed at members of:

The 3-day course is aimed at attendees with a basic knowledge of introductory statistics and prior exposure to statistical software. It is suitable for anyone with an interest in flexible approaches to data visualization and data analysis, including scientists, health care professionals, consultancy organizations and a wide range of industries.

PhD, medical and master students

Course Language is English. Both native and non-native English speaker scientists are welcome.






- How does R think?

- Basics

- Control Structures

- Data Structures



- Descriptive Analyses with R

- Descriptive Statistics

- Standard Graphs

- Advanced Graphs, with and without ggplot2



- Inductive Statistics with R

- Hypothesis Tests

- Linear and Logistic Regression

- Simulations



Dipl.-Stat., Dr.rer.nat. Michael Schomaker,

Senior Scientist, Institute of Public Health, Medical Decision Making and Health Technology Assessment at UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology in Hall i.T., Austria

Honorary Lecturer University of Cape Town, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, South Africa


Christopher Marquardt

Course Co-Coordinator/ Teaching Assistant

Junior Scientist, Dept. of Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics & Technology, Austria



Certificates will be provided to all participants after the course. Students will be accredited 5 ECTS for successfully completing Assignment as well as their attendance and active participation during the attendance time of the course.





Registration fees

Course fee (public/academic sector): Euro 1150

Early booking fee until 15 September 2020: Euro 850

Course fee (commercial/private sector): Euro 1950

Early booking fee until 15 September 2020: Euro 1550


VAT is not payable.

Course fees include a comprehensive syllabus, an extensive binder with background reading material, course certificate, snacks and lunch, but not accommodation.



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Alumni – Save 20%

UMIT TIROL Alumni or if you have previously participated in a Continuing Education Program Course on HTADS, you are eligible for a discount on this course.


Method of Payment

Payment must be made by bank transfer. After registration, participants will be provided with the payment details via e-mail.


Cancellation Policy

A full refund of course fees (less 15% administrative charges) will be made for cancellations received in writing at least one month prior to the workshop. Substitutes can be made but please email new delegates details when known. Cancellations made less than one month prior to the course are non-refundable/non-changeable.

In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment, the course has to be cancelled by the UMIT TIROL, our liability is limited to refund of course fees only. We recommend that delegates have adequate insurance cover to claim any travel or personal expenses.

In case of restrictions due to COVID-19, the course will be held completely online



There are a number of hotels near the campus. Reservations should be made when you receive your registration and payment confirmation. We have made special arrangements with hotels near the course location. After registration, you will receive more details regarding accommodation via e-mail.


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