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Vår 2018

HEL-8032 Register -and biobank epidemiology - 3 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Health Sciences

Type of course

PhD Course. This course is available as a singular course

Course contents

The main aim of this course is to prepare the students for proper use of register-type data and larger databases.

The following subjects are covered:

Critical appraisal of own projects/protocols

Application deadline

PhD students and students at the Student Research Program at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway apply by registering for class in Studentweb by February 1st

Application deadline for external applicants: February 1st for the spring semester. Application code 9306 in SøknadsWeb.

Admission requirements

In order to qualify for admission for this course you must be registered as a PhD student at a university. Valid documentation is a statement from your institution that you are a registered PhD student this academic year (may be a screenshot from Studentweb if you are enrolled at a Norwegian university).

The course has 25 seats. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available applicants will be ranked in this order:

1. PhD students at UiT

2. Participants in the Associate Professor programme at UiT (must hold a Master´s  degree)

3. Registered PhD students from other universities

4. Applicants documenting that they have a Norwegian Master´s degree (or equivalent)


Recommended prerequisite: basic skills in epidemiology and statistics

For external students: Application code 9304 in SøknadsWeb.

Objective of the course



Interdisciplinary competence

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The course will include didactic teaching such as lectures and power-point presentations, working in small and large groups, as well as interactive discussions and feedback sessions. A mixture between teacher-led and student-led activities throughout and students are expected to actively and dynamically participate in all course activities. Individual knowledge assimilation enhancement is required. Students are expected to hand in a brief project description before course starts up and provide feedback to other students. The students will also work in groups, supervising each other.

The course will have one gathering of four days. Active participation in lectures and group sessions is required. 

The course may be organized at other geographical locations besides the UiT campus.


Work Requirements


A two-week individual take home exam. Maximum 3000 words. I order to take the exam and complete the course, obligatory attendance must be approved.

Grading scale: pass/fail

The course runs annually, there are no re-sit exams.

Date for examination

Home examination hand out date 27.04.2018 hand in date 11.05.2018

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Recommended reading/syllabus

Recommended reading: To be announced later
Lectures Spring 2018
Lectures prof. Torkjel Manning Sandanger
f.aman. Erik Eik Anda
prof. Finn Egil Skjeldestad
forsker Mary Elizabeth Taylor
forsker Nils Maarten Parin Daulaire
Group work f.aman. Erik Eik Anda
prof. Finn Egil Skjeldestad