STAT 335
Introduction to Biostatistics and Epidemiology Spring 2024
Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
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Epidemiology is the study of disease and disability in human populations, while biostatistics focuses on the development and application of statistical methods to address questions that arise in medicine, public health, or biology. This course will begin with epidemiological study designs and core concepts in epidemiology, followed by key statistical methods in public health research. Topics will include multiple regression, analysis of categorical data (two sample methods, sets of 2×2 tables, RxC tables, and logistic regression), survival analysis (Cox proportional hazards model), and if time permits, a brief introduction to regression with correlated data.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 20
Expected: 20
Class#: 3523
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Evaluation will be primarily based on weekly assignments (regular homework or mini-projects), two midterm exams, and a final exam.
Prerequisites: Stat 201 or Stat 202, or permission of instructor (prior experience should include a working understanding of multiple linear regression, the basics of statistical inference, and R).
Enrollment Preferences: Statistics majors and prospective majors who have not yet taken Stat 346; public health concentrators
Distributions: Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes: Students will learn how to choose, implement, and interpret statistical analyses relevant to public health studies.
Attributes: PHLH Statistics Courses

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