Biostatistics I

Course Number
5200 (Biostatistics)
Course Instructor(s)
Kevin E Thorpe

Course Description

  • 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.

Course Objectives

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • A prior course in statistics (which may have been given in a department of statistics, psychology, sociology etc.) is desirable.