Syllabus for Generalised Linear Models

Generaliserade linjära modeller


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1MS369
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Mathematics A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2016-03-10
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-10-11
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2022
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits including 90 credits in mathematics. Participation in Regression Analysis. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Mathematics

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • give an account of the idea of generalising of linear modelling;
  • find the right link function
  • apply the maximum likelihood inference to general linear models;
  • give an account of the quasi likelihood approach;
  • carry out tests in general linear models;
  • use R for analysing real data sets;
  • be able to interpret the results in practical examples.


Models with different link functions. Binary (logistic) regression, Estimation and model fitting. Residual analysis. Mixed effext models. Hierarchical models. Practical examples. R commands.


Lectures and computer sessions.


Written examination at the end of the course. Complulsory assignments during the course.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Madsen, Henrik; Thyregod, Poul Introduction to general and generalized linear models

    Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC, cop. 2011

    Find in the library


Last modified: 2022-04-26