Prerequisites: Statistics 401 or permission of instructor
Description: This course will make use of case studies to discuss problems and applications of biostatistics. Topics will include cohort and case control studies, survival analysis with applications in clinical trials, evaluation of diagnostic tests, and statistical genetics. The course will conclude with a survey of areas of current biostatistical research.
This course is cross-listed with Statistics 449 in the Literature, Science and the Arts department.
Prerequisites: One course in introductory statistics; Co-requisite Biostat 601 or equivalent or Perm. Instr
Description: This course provides incoming master's students in biostatistics with basic experience in SAS programming for data set creation and manipulation, an introduction to SAS macros, and SAS matrix manipulation.
Description: This course will cover a series of topics that encompass Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS) as defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as focus upon the written and oral communication skills necessary for effective collaboration with public health investigators.
Course Goals: (1)To cover the following topics of Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS): a)Research and Academic Misconduct - Fraud and Financial g) Research and Scholarship in Society and in the Global Workplace (2)To help students develop oral and written communication skills necessary for interaction with non-quantitative audiences. (3)To help students develop oral and written communication skills necessary for interaction with quantitative audiences.
Competencies: Core Competencies:(a)Demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communicating with different audiences in the context of professional public health activities; (b)Articulate an achievable mission"" and vision; (c)Demonstrate team building" negotiation" and conflict-management skills; (d)Appreciate the importance of working collaboratively with diverse communities and constituencies (e.g." researchers practitioners agencies" and organizations). Biostatistics Competencies:(a)Describe the roles biostatistics serves in the discipline of public health;(b)Develop written and oral presentations based on statistical analyses for both public health professionals and educated lay audiences;(c)Interpret results of statistical analyses found in public health studies.