Course Description

P6104 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods

Credits: 3

Improving the public's health requires that we evaluate factors that affect the risk of disease as well as methods and interventions to treat disease when it occurs. In this course, we will use statistics, the "science of learning from data," to help us achieve these aims. After mastering a range of statistical techniques, we will apply them in order to analyze data, describe relationships among exposure and outcomes, and assess the interplay between study design and analysis, with a view to interpreting and presenting findings from research studies for a wide array of audiences. Topics covered include standard distributions, central tendency and dispersion, hypothesis testing, point estimation, confidence intervals, and an introduction to correlation and regression.

Instructor: Roger Vaughan

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