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140.731.01 Statistical Theory I

Department:
Biostatistics
Term:
1st term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Elizabeth Ogburn
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Linear algebra; matrix algebra; real analysis; calculus.

Description:

Introduces probability and inference, including random variables; probability distributions; transformations and sums of random variables; expectations, variances, and moments; properties of random samples; and hypothesis testing.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Manipulate and describe random variables
  2. Derive and describe the properties of hypothesis tests and point estimates from random samples
Methods of Assessment:

Homework (70 %); exams (30%)

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for any students who are not in the Biostatistics PhD program

For consent, contact:

eogburn@jhsph.edu

Special Comments:

One 1-hour lab per week (time TBA)