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Regression Analysis [ESP09]

Course highlights

EC points




Course days

Monday to Friday (5 full days)


Prof. Brian Marx

Course fee

€ 1480


Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL




Course Introduction to Data-analysis (ESP03) or equivalent knowledge.


  • Biostatistics

Course Materials

Online, download instructions will be sent in August by e-mail.

The following texts (book) will be used: Applied Regression Analysis and Other Multivariable Methods by Kleinbaum, Kupper, Muller and Nizam.

This book is available via Amazon. Please note: 4th Ed is perfectly fine for this course.

The professor provides detailed course notes in pdf format that follow the textbook quite closely. Thus the textbook is only recommended, and is not required for the course.

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Faculty: Prof. Brian Marx, PhD

This intermediate level course aims at providing theoretical and practical training for epidemiologists, clinicians and other professionals of related health disciplines in statistical modeling with particular emphasis on straight line linear and multiple regression. Included topics are: review of straight line regression and correlation, ANOVA for straight line regression, appropriateness of straight line model, polynomial regression, multiple regression analysis, partial F-test, dummy/indicator variables, statistical interaction, comparing straight line regressions, analysis of covariance, estimation and interpretation, goodness-of-fit, model selection, collinearity and outlier diagnostics. Additionally, extensions to some generalized linear models, such as logistic (binomial) regression and Poisson regression, will be introduced and interpreted through examples-- thus helping to bridge the material presented in ESP66 (Logistic Regression).

Written exam on the Wednesday in the week after ESP (only for NIHES MSc students and for ‘keuzevak students’). Course materials are allowed during the examination. If other students wish to do this exam, they have to pay a fee of €75,- per exam. Credits are 1.9 ECTS when you take the exam, instead of 1.4 ECTS. Please contact NIHES ( if you wish to register for the exam, at least two weeks before the start of the course.

This course is equivalent to Regression Analysis for Clinicians (EWP23).


  • Students will learn the fundamental methods of statistical regression modeling for continuous response variables;
  • Students will learn how to build and interpret a variety of multiple regression models, including models with continuous, nominal/indicator, and polynomial explanatory regressor variables;
  • Students will become familiar with outlier and collinearity diagnostics to refine models, as well as statistical software packages for computing multiple regression models.

Participant profile

Epidemiologists, clinicians and other professionals of related health disciplines, who are looking for theoretical and practical training in statistical modeling with particular emphasis on straight line linear and multiple regression.


Attendance, Written exam