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Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics


June 17-21, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2 credits


Course Instructor:

·         Terri Beaty
          Rasika Matthais


Presents methods commonly used in genetic epidemiology, including statistical methods for measuring familial aggregation, in addition to formal segregation and linkage analysis using family data. The principles and applications of a variety of statistical methods presented in detail, and students are given the opportunity to implement these methods using both real and simulated data sets as part of the computer lab. Basic understanding of epidemiologic and biostatistical principles is required for this course. Students unfamiliar with genetics should take the "Molecular Biology for Genetic Epidemiology" course.

Student Evaluation: Class assignments.

Learning Objective: After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

Class Times: Mon 06/17/2013 - Fri 06/21/2013

·         Monday 8:30 - 12:00
·         Tuesday 8:30 - 12:00
·         Wednesday 8:30 - 12:00
·         Thursday 8:30 - 12:00
·         Friday 8:30 - 12:00 

Prerequisite: Basic understanding of epidemiologic and biostatistical principles.

Grading Options: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail

Course Materials: Provided in class and through CoursePlus