IPH-STAT: Biostatistics

IPH-STAT: Biostatistics

VIDEO OVERVIEW
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course covers all the essential concepts of biostatistics in the overall context of a Master’s program in International Public Health, including:

Data distributions; Variation of study results: confidence intervals; Hypothesis testing; Regression and decision making; Some common statistical errors.

Course Prerequisite:

Coursera Mathematical Biostatistics Bootcamp

Required Readings and Resources:

Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking

Harvey Motulsky

What is a p-value anyway? 34 Stories to Help You Actually Understand Statistics

Andrew J. Vickers

Supplemental Readings and Resources:

– Statistics DVD (in EUCLID Egnyte)

1 US Credit

1.7 ECTS

Certificate

COURSE OBJECTIVES / LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this course, the student is expected to able to:

  • understand lognormal distributions
  • set up testing for equivalence vs. testing for differences
  • perform multiple comparisons
  • test for normality and for outliers
  • understand multiple, logistic, and proportional hazards regression
  • explain and apply data sample issues.
COURSE FACULTY
Flint Zulu
COURSE SYLLABUS