Courses Details

BIOSTAT834: Pedagogical Methods For Biostatistics Courses

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 2 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Matt Zawistowski (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Biostatistics PhD Candidacy or permission of instructor
  • Description: Biostatistics faculty teach a wide range of courses over diverse student backgrounds, presenting distinct challenges and considerations. This course will develop ideas and skills for building biostatistics courses tailored for specific student groups and course levels. It will prepare PhD students for their first teaching assignment in a faculty position.
  • Learning Objectives: 1. Understand how the audience of a specific course impacts course design, content and learning objectives. 2. Implement the concepts of the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report into course planning. 3. Become familiar with technology resources to increase active learning techniques (e.g. Poll Everywhere) and improve course management (Canvas). 4. Develop teaching skills that transcend biostatistics: inclusive teaching practices, mentoring and conflict resolution.
Matt Zawistowski