Principles and practice of structural equation modeling

A.Y. 2020/2021
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
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Lead instructor: Dario Monzani
The course aims at providing an introduction to Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) using Mplus for social and behavioral sciences. The course will cover basic principles of SEM, introduction to Mplus, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, exploratory structural equation modeling, multiple group analysis and test of measurement invariance, mediation and moderation with observed and latent variables. It includes theoretical training, tutorials and practical examples with real data.
Mandatory for System Medicine PhD students
Maximum number of participants: 8
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022
  • 25 February 2022 for courses starting in March 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


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