Biostatistics II

Course Number
5200 (Biostatistics)
Course Instructor(s)
Kevin E Thorpe, Rafal Kustra

Course Description

  • The goal of this course is to continue development and application of skills in statistical analysis required in epidemiologic and health care research.
  • Grades for this course will be based on four major assignments in the following topic areas:  multiple linear regression (20%), logistic regression (30%), survival analysis (30%), and multilevel modeling (20%). Tutorials are an opportunity for students to ask questions and gain clarification on lecture and problem set materials.  Lab time will be used to provide students with the opportunity to gain practical experience implementing methods.

Course Objectives

  • Analysis where outcome is continuous and exposure and covariates are a mix of continuous and categorical variables (multiple linear regression)
  • Extension to binary outcomes (multiple logistic regression)
  • Extension to time to event and censored outcomes (survival analysis)
  • Extension to multilevel data (multilevel/hierarchical/mixed modeling)

Pre/Co-Requisite Courses