Survival Analysis with Stata - online (Medicine and Health faculty only)
Duration 3 hours (90 minutes self-study and 90 minutes live session)
Training Points 1.0
Team Researcher Academy

Target Audience

This course is part of the M&HS Faculty Training Programme and N-trans training programme, which are convened by Researcher Academy.

Postgraduate Research Students and Research Staff in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences only. Researchers who are based in other faculties, and who are undertaking health and medical-related research may access the online lecture capture resources. If you wish to join the practical web-based session, please email with 'MHSSATW and date' in the subject title to request a place, as soon as possible and no later than 5 working days before the course date.

Pre requisite

This course is aimed at students and researchers who have a good grasp of basic statistics including the ideas of sampling variability, measures of effect (e.g. odds ratio and mean difference) and tests of statistical significance (e.g. chi-squared test and t-test) and familiarity with STATA.

This course covers advanced level statistical methods and advanced level usage of statistical software. There will be no opportunity to cover the basics of statistics or STATA during the workshop. If you are not familiar with Stata you must attend the Introduction to Statistics with STATA (online) course in advance of booking/attending.

Participants who have not attended this introductory course nor have prior working knowledge of the software should not book on this course as until they have covered the basic functions. There is no time during the session to cover introductory questions.

This session has a pre-task: watch the tutor pre-recorded lectures, available on Moodle after booking. Allow 75 minutes for completion.

Blended delivery with both synchronous and asynchronous delivery. The self-study (75 minutes) must be completed in advanced of joining the live synchronous webinar. 

Participants will need their own laptop/PC with Stata software downloaded and an internet connection. The course will be delivered via Moodle and Microsoft Teams. The live synchronous delivery will require participants to complete a series of exercises using Stata. 

Stata downloaded onto your laptop/PC. Speakers and ideally microphone during the live synchronous session. Participants will need to be able to access Stata and also Teams at the same time during the session.

Course Description

Survival analysis is used when our data is about the time taken for some event to occur, for example the time from surgery until death. This course covers the descriptive analysis of such data as well as the regression methods used to adjust for confounders.

This course will use STATA software and include pre-recorded lectures and a live practical with tutor facilitation.  You should watch the pre-recorded lectures in advance of the practical session.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the nature of survival data
  • Know how to use Stata to do basic descriptive analysis and graphical presentations of survival data
  • Know how to carry out basic tests for comparisons of survival data
  • Understand how to build and interpret the output from a Cox regression model

Planning to use both SPSS and Stata?

There are two versions of this online course, each will use a different statistical package for Survival Analysis. The opening lectures for the courses are streamed according to the software you will use. The practicals will take place on different dates and focus on the use of a particular software package. 

If you are interested to learn both approaches then you may sign up for both sessions, but you will only be able to receive 1 training point. 

SPSS course: 13 May

STATA course: 6 May


To access the online training course resources, pre-task (pre-recorded lectures) and live streamed practical session timings on 14 May, and full instructions on how to join the course visit Moodle here:

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