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HS 700 - Applied Biostatistics for Clinical Practice


Credits: 3

This is a clinically-oriented, graduate-level biostatistics course that covers fundamental statistical concepts and methods for health professionals who need to analyze clinical data and interpret research. Major topics include descriptive statistics, probability theory, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, survival analysis, and diagnostic test performance. Relevance of analytic techniques to healthcare will be demonstrated via a series of assignments that focus on clinical applications. Students will become proficient in basic data analysis using a statistical software program including data importation/exportation, management, and analyses. Effective presentation of quantitative results in tables and graphics will be emphasized throughout the course.

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