Courses Taught by Philip Boonstra

BIOSTAT591: Introduction to R

  • Graduate level
  • Both Online MPH and Online MS
  • This is a first year course for Online students
  • Spring-Summer term(s) term for online MPH students; Winter term(s) term for online MS students.
  • 2 Credit Hour(s) for online MPH students for residential students; 3 Credit Hour(s) for online MS students
  • Instructor(s): Boonstra, Philip (Online MPH); Boonstra, Philip (Online MS);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This is a two-credit hour course preparing students enrolled in the online MPH and MS programs -- Biostatistics concentration to be 'data-ready' using the R statistical environment.
  • Learning Objectives: Understanding the need to plot data Matching graphical techniques and data type Creating your set of 'go-to' graphical tools Understand the limitations of 'point and click' Incorporating the tidyverse into R Turning your "data" into data Learning R's capabilities Asking the right questions in R Writing reproducible R code Writing shareable R code CEPH learning objectives 1. Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context 2. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate 3. Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice

BIOSTAT699: Analysis of Biostatistical Investigations

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 4 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Taylor, Jeremy Boonstra, Philip Elliot, Michael (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: Registration for last term of studies to complete MS or MPH
  • Description: Identifying and solving design and data analysis problems using a wide range of biostatistical methods. Written and oral reports on intermediate and final results of case studies required.
  • Syllabus for BIOSTAT699
Concentration Competencies that BIOSTAT699 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
BIOSTAT MPH Interpret the results of statistical analysis to public health audience BIOSTAT699
BIOSTAT MPH Write scientific reports based on statistical analysis for effective collaboration with public health related scientists in epidemiology, health management and policy, environmental health sciences, nutrition, and health behavior and health education BIOSTAT699
BIOSTAT MS Interpret the results of statistical analysis in a variety of health-related areas (e.g. public health, medicine, genetics, biology, psychology, economics, management and policy, nursing, or pharmacy) for the broad scientific community BIOSTAT699
BIOSTAT MS Communicate statistical analysis through written scientific reporting for public health, medical, and basic scientists, and/or educated lay audiences BIOSTAT699
BIOSTAT PhD Communicate through written and oral presentation based on statistical analysis for audience from a variety of health-related areas (e.g. public health, medicine, genetics, biology, psychology, nursing, or pharmacy) and for the broad scientific community BIOSTAT699