4. Type of projects and examples
The main goal for students is to define and apply the appropriate statistical methodology on your dataset, taking into account the complexity and incompleteness of its structure and translate the results into answers on your research question. The type of questions and related statistical methodology students can handle, depends on their specialization track:
In the specialization Biostatistics/Biostatistics ICP sound training in modern statistical methodology, necessary for the design and analysis of biomedical and epidemiological studies, is provided. Core biostatistics courses are Longitudinal Data Analysis, Survival Analysis, and Clinical Trials. The specialization in Biostatistics has a strong research orientation. The programme of students from developing countries, with a scholarship sponsored by the University Development Cooperation Section of the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS), is adapted to their specific needs and interests in the Biostatistics ICP specialization.
The rapid evolution in scientific research in genomics and proteomics continuously requires new knowledge and skills. Besides a working knowledge of molecular biology, there is the need for a specialized knowledge of, and applied skills in database management, computer programming, statistical techniques and knowledge discovery & integration. The Master of Statistics: Bioinformatics prepares graduates in such a way that they:
- Are able to design and analyse experiments aimed at obtaining genomic and proteomic data.
- Possess the necessary knowledge and skills to develop, understand and create bioinformatics software tools and databases.
- Become self-assured, independent and assertive professionals for whom analysing an issue, structuring information, working in international and multidisciplinary teams, conducting and chairing discussions and presenting ideas have become second nature.
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH METHODOLOGY
The specialization Epidemiology & Public Health Methodology offers a professionally-oriented programme with emphasis on epidemiology, modelling of infectious diseases and microbial risk assessment.