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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOS 5301 Foundations of Biostatistics

3 SCH. The course provides a fundamental overview of common statistical concepts and methods used in public health with an added focus on theoretical foundations of probability and statistics at an introductory level. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, random variables, expectations, moments, transformations, estimation theory and applications, hypothesis testing theory and applications, power, linear regression and correlation, analysis of variance, nonparametric statistics, and the use of the SAS statistical software. This course satisfies the biostatistics core course requirement for the biostatistics MPH concentration. All non- biostatistics MPH students should take BIOS 5300  instead, but this course may serve as a substitute for BIOS 5300   for such students as well. Prerequisite: familiarity with basic algebra and univariate calculus is expected. Offered Fall and Spring. Letter Grade