12 Feb 2024 09:00am to 13 Feb 2024 05:00pm

Summer School 2024: Prediction modelling

Event Location
Ground floor conference rooms
553 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004
Ronald Geskus
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU)
Megha Rajasekhar
University of Melbourne
Dr Thao Le
Dr. Thao Le is currently working for the Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine as a clinical trial statistician. She completed a Master of Statistics from the...
Julie is Head of the Biostatistics Unit at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne and Director of the Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical...
Rory is a biostatistician at Monash University and contributes to a wide range of epidemiological and clinical research studies. He obtained his PhD in statistics from Southampton University (UK), subsequently...

Presented by: Thao Le, Ronald Geskus, Julie Simpson, Megha Rajasekhar and Rory Wolfe

This course provides an introduction to prognostic modelling in the context of health care research. It covers important principles for model development, internal and external validation, and the use of machine learning methods in model building. Computer practicals will be in both R and Stata. Upon completion of the course, participants will be familiar with the main approaches to developing and validating new prediction models in health and will have an understanding of how to implement the methods in widely used statistical software. This course is suitable for participants who are already familiar with commonly-seen statistical concepts and methods including multivariable regression models such as gained from statistics units in a Masters of Public Health.

Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with one of R or Stata, e.g. able to create new variables, run regression commands and obtain basic plots.


This event will be held in person and online via Zoom. 

Registration is now open via: https://shop.monash.edu/vicbiostat-2024-summer-school.html


Registration prices



Prediction modelling


12&13 February

Advanced survival analysis


14&15 February

Causal mediation analysis


16 February

All three workshops


(10% discount)

Standard in-person






Student in-person






Standard online-only






Student online-only