DSC 650

Biostatistics in Health


Biostatistics in health encompass statistical methods and principles necessary for understanding and interpreting data used in health-related studies, policy evaluation, and the development of policies. This course will cover descriptive statistics, graphical data summary, sampling, statistical comparison of groups, correlation, linear regression, and one-way ANOVA. Students will learn via critical reading of published research and computer analysis of data.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Probability
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Analysis of Variance

Learning Outcomes

  • Define and utilize the major measures of disease association, i.e., relative risk, odds ratio, attributable risk and population attributable risk;

  • Describe when to use descriptive statistics confidence limits, and categorical data;

  • Describe when to use inferential statistics;

  • Explain the analysis of variance;

  • Describe when to use t-tests.

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  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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