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Current Topics in Biostatistics Research

Summer term
1 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructors:
Elizabeth Johnson

Features presentations by Biostatistics faculty, postdocs and senior students on their research, with a focus on the public health and scientific questions driving the work, why the research makes a difference for the subject area and how to translate the research into practice. Offers an opportunity for discussion and clarification of key Biostatistical concepts being taught in the core courses and how they apply to problems in public health and science. Provides an opportunity for students and faculty to come together and discuss novel research questions and the role that Biostatisticians have in helping to support, enrich and promote solutions to these novel research questions.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss current research being conducted by or in collaboration with faculty in the Biostatistics department
  2. Interact with Department of Biostatistics faculty, postdocs and students
  3. Develop foundational insights into mapping public health and scientific problems onto the foundation of biostatistical theory and methodology
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Presentation of student topic of choice, may include review of a research paper or scientific topic of personal interest

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for non-Biostatistics students

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

Student must attend 7 of 8 seminars in order to pass the course. This is in person only.