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

BIOS 5300 Principles of Biostatistics

3 SCH. This course provides an introductory overview of common statistical concepts and methods used in public health. It emphasizes general ideas, application, and interpretations in lieu of mathematical rigor. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, power, linear regression, and correlation, analysis of variance, nonparametric statistics, and use of statistical software. In addition, other topics such as logistic regression and survival analysis may be covered at an elementary level. This course satisfies the biostatistics core course requirement for all non-biostatistics MPH concentrations. Students in the biostatistics concentration should take BIOS 5301  instead. Prerequisites: familiarity with basic algebra is expected. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer. Letter Grade