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By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the key characteristics and different types of prognostic research
  • Set out the various steps involved in performing prognostic research

In particular, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an insight into different types of missing values
  • Understand different ways of handling missing values in prognostic research
  • Propose different modelling approaches for prognostic research, including non-linear models
  • Develop a prognostic model
  • Show how to derive a prognostic score, and choose adequate score cut-offs
  • Know how to apply modelling techniques to deal with over-fitting in small data sets.