This course is an introduction to statistical techniques and reasoning and will focus on both the theory and practice of biostatistics as it applies to epidemiology; 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.
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