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    Jan 24, 2022  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTPMD 6105 - Biostatistics for Health Sciences


     
Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: MPH students and graduate students by permission of instructor.

Y. Li.

Teaches statistical concepts and application for health related data analysis.  The course will relate health and biological sciences data back to Gaussian, non-Gaussian, Poisson, Binomial, and other distributions. Topics in descriptive statistics include summary measures, measure of association, concepts related to data distribution, and confidence intervals. Topics related to analytical analysis include categorical data, parametric and non-parametric population comparisons and correlation, and regression techniques. Students will be exposed to a variety of software packages, but will also be expected to calculate the simple statistical approaches as well. Emphasizes the understanding of statistical concepts and application and the structure of health data.



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