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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Statistical Reasoning in Public Health II

June 21 -June 30, 2017
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                  
3 credits

Course Number: 140.612.11

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Provides a broad overview of biostatistical methods and concepts used in the public health sciences, emphasizing interpretation and concepts rather than calculations or mathematical details. Develops ability to read the scientific literature to critically evaluate study designs and methods of data analysis. Introduces basic concepts of statistical inference, including hypothesis testing, p-values, and confidence intervals. Topics include comparisons of means and proportions; the normal distribution; regression and correlation; confounding; concepts of study design, including randomization, sample size, and power considerations; logistic regression; and an overview of some methods in survival analysis. Draws examples of the use and abuse of statistical methods from the current biomedical literature.

Student Evaluation: Exams

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Location: Baltimore



Auditors Allowed: No

Grading Options: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail

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