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Biostatistics Analysis of Epidemiologic Data III


East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
  • Steve Selvin
Ayesha Khan

Application and interpretation of statistical tools useful for the analysis of Epidemiologic and medical data.

Explores application and interpretation of statistical tools useful for the analysis of epidemiologic survival data. Discusses elementary survival analysis biostatistical methods such as the non-parametric estimation, life tables, Kaplan/Meire survival probabilities, and Coxregression analysis. Equally, discusses parametric approaches based on exponential and Weibull probability distributions. Presents several simple statistical techniques often useful in specific situations rarely found in introductory statistical analysis texts. Two example are the capture/recapture method for estimation of population size, both human and animal populations, and a survey response technique that guarantees complete confidentially.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Understand and apply survival analysis statistical tools
  2. Employ techniques used in the analysis and description of human survival data
  3. Use non-parametric statistical and graphic approaches to explore issues that arise in the analysis of human survival data
  4. Use parametric statistical tools to explore issues arising frommultivariate survival data
Methods of Assessment:

Final exam or paper

Instructor Consent:

No consent required