Course details

HS 852 - Linear Modeling

Prerequisite (Advisory): HS 851 or an equivalent course, or instructor permission

Prerequisite (Enforced):

Credits: 1.00 - 4.00 (Credits may vary by Program Plan)

Scientific Models for Health Sciences:  Linear Modeling --- This research methods course provides a foundation for using statistical methods in order to investigate health-related research questions. The course builds on concepts learned in prerequisite course HS 851 including univariate statistics; study design; data acquisition and management; and conceptual modeling. Modeling topics covered in the course include simple linear regressions, generalized linear models, and linear mixed models. Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, assigned readings, assignments, and critique of scientific papers. Assessment of the student's knowledge and understanding of the material will culminate in an empirical research project that addresses a research question using linear models. This is an applied graduate-level course and emphasizes the practical aspects of statistical methods.