Introduction to statistical techniques and reasoning; descriptive and graphical methods, estimation, tests of hypotheses, applied to both means and proportions, in both paired and independent samples; simple linear regression, introduction to analysis of variance.
To develop basic statistical analysis skills required in epidemiologic and health care research.
To be able to critically appraise basic statistical analysis used in epidemiology and health care research.
To acquire practice in communicating those skills through presenting the results of statistical analysis and interpreting them both orally and in written work.
A prior course in statistics (which may have been given in a department of statistics, psychology, sociology etc.) is desirable.