Designed for professionals and pre-professionals who wish to utilize quantitative methods in public and private decision-making; exploratory data analysis, research methods in natural and controlled environments, and elementary biostatistical methods.
Health-related statistical applications. Descriptive statistics, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression, correlation, ANOVA. May not be used as part of a degree program in epidemiology or biostatistics. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour per week.
Descriptive and inferential statistical applications to public health. Probability, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, measures of association. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour per week. Intended for those who will be involved in research applications of biostatistics.
Working with public health data using statistical software. Effective ways to store, clean, merge, and format public health data for analysis.
Statistical data management techniques. Microcomputer applications, communication between microcomputers and mainframe, tape and disk storage, access of large health-related databases.
Students will learn the software program R for performing data management. The course covers basic to advanced commands for properly formatting output, merging data, working with functions, graphing, using programming loops for preparing data for analysis for public health data.
Students will learn the software program Stata for performing data management. The course covers basic to advanced commands for properly formatting output, merging data, working with functions, graphing, using programming loops for preparing data for analysis for public health data.
This course focuses the uses of Microsoft Access for data management in public health. The course takes the student through building tables, forms, queries, reports and finishes with automated scripts for each of use with Access.
This course focuses on advanced programming for managing and analyzing data using SAS. Building upon skills learned in BIOS 709 (Introduction to SAS), students will learn data management using PROC SQL. Students will also become familiar with the SAS Macro Language which prepares data for conducting efficient statistical analysis.
Analysis of current and prospective issues in biostatistics, including historical foundations. Includes student exploration of unsolved problems and examination of central issues in biostatistics.
Students will learn the basics of data collection methods, sampling design for linear, logistic, and survival analysis complex models using survey data. Students will also learn about weight adjustments, imputation methods with an emphasis on both applied models and the theory behind them.
Specialized medical topics in emergency and surgical medicine.
Introduction to principles and methods for longitudinal & multi-level modeling. Focus on data analysis and interpretation.
Public health applications of correlation, regression, multiple regression, single and multi-factor analysis of variance and analysis of covariance.
Public health applications of correlation, regression, multiple regression, single and multi-factor analysis of variance and analysis of covariance. Additional topics in analysis of health data including regression diagnostics, multi-collinearity of observational data, ridge/nonlinear regression, principal components, random/mixed effects, unbalanced designs, repeated measures and sampling and design effects.
The concepts, principles, and biostatistical techniques necessary to analyze categorical epidemiological data including dose response curves, life tables, and discrete measures of association. Estimation of parameters for logistic and other commonly used epidemiological models.
This course is an introduction to important topics and key concepts in statistical genetics, with emphasis on statistics methods and their applications to human complex diseases. The course will cover major concepts and classical statistical methods for the analysis of family and population based human genetic data.
Fundamentals of constructing, analyzing, and interpreting biomedical studies; internal and external validity, sample size determination, completely random designs, blocking crossover designs, factorial designs, confounding, nested designs, repeated measure designs.
Bioinformatics analyses related to public health and biomedical research. Gene-gene and gene-environment interaction, phylogeny analysis in disease classification, and clustering for expression data. Data analyses, simulation studies, algorithms, and interpretation of health data.
Principles and methods of quantile regression, a robust and distribution-free statistical approach that extends the classical mean regression to the analysis of complex treatment effects.
Directed research on a topic to be developed by M.P.H. or M.S.P.H. student and instructor. May be repeated.
Content varies by title. Course may be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.
Performance of a limited work or service project in a public need setting, pursuit of planned learning objectives related to previously identified aspects of the student’s chosen role. Self-monitoring and regular seminars focusing on learning accomplishments.
Parametric survival analysis, accelerated failure time model, frailty model, competing risk mode and multi-state model. Techniques motivated by applications in epidemiology and clinical medicine research, applications demonstrated using public health data sets.
Statistical theory and applications extending regression and analysis of variance to non-normal data. An integrated treatment encompassing logistic and other binary regressions, log-linear models, and gamma regression models.
Cross-listed course: STAT 775
R is a free and open source software environment for statistical computing and graphics. This course provides the principles and techniques to efficiently design, implement, and execute simulation and data analysis routines in quantitative fields like biostatistics, statistics, engineering, finance, and data science.
May be repeated for credit.
Threshold, mass action and target theory; empirical dose response functions; methods in current use among health science researchers.
Directed research on a topic to be developed by doctoral student and instructor. May be repeated.
Discussion on current and emerging issues in biostatistics.
Students are required to conduct applied public health methods and strategies as a part of their practicum experience. In particular, the student should successfully implement and interpret the results of biostatistical methods in the organization.
Prerequisite: one full year (18 hours) of graduate study beyond the master’s level.