PubH6450 Syllabus Fall 2011

PubH6450 Syllabus Fall 2011 - Course Syllabus PubH 6450...

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1 Course Syllabus PubH 6450 Biostatistics I Fall 2011 Credits: 4 Meeting Days: Meeting Time: 1:25p.m. – 3:20p.m. Meeting Place: Moos Tower 2-530 Instructors: Office Address: Andy: A-448, Mayo Building, Division of Biostatistics Lynn: A-465, Mayo Building, Division of Biostatistics Biostatistics Main Office: A-460, Mayo Building, generally open Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm Office Phone: Andy: 612-625-7292 (to leave messages); 612-626-3784 (during office hours only) Lynn: 612-624-1436 Fax: 612-626-0660 E-mail: ph6450@biostat.umn.edu Web page: www.biostat.umn.edu/~ph6450 Office Hours: Lynn: Thursdays 12pm – 1pm, via online chat for first 7 weeks, in Mayo A-465 for remaining weeks (or by Appointment) Andy: Tuesdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm, in Mayo A-448 for first 7 weeks only, via online chat for remaining weeks (or by Appointment) Information for online chat office hours will be kept current on the course web page. Teaching Assistants: To be determined (see class web page) TA Office Hours: To be determined (see class web page) I. Course Description Descriptive statistics. Gaussian probability models, point/interval estimation for means/proportions. Hypothesis testing, including t, chi-square, and nonparametric tests. Simple regression/correlation. ANOVA. Health science applications using output from statistical packages. Effective: Fall 2005 II. Course Prerequisites Math 1031, health science grad student, or #
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2 III. Course Goals and Objectives By the end of the course, students should have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of biostatistical methods. This includes: Numerical Summary Measures Gaussian Probability Models Point/Interval Estimation for Means and Proportions Hypothesis testing for Means and Proportions Contingency Tables: Odds Ratios, Relative Risk, Chi-Square Simple and Multiple Linear Regression, Correlation ANOVA Basic SAS and/or R programming language skills IV. Methods of Instruction and Work Expectations 24 lectures – two per week (except weeks with University Holidays or exam days) 14 computer lab sessions – one per week (except first week of class). Lab assignments will be available in the statistical software packages SAS and R. Students may use one or both of those packages, or are welcome to use any other statistical software. Course staff will not be able to support any other software except SAS and R. Two midterm exams – during class time One final exam – University assigned date and time 12 homework assignments – due approximately weekly Announcements Course-related announcements (changes to the schedule or due dates, topics covered on exams, etc.), will be made in class and also posted to the class web site. It is your responsibility to be aware of any announcements made. V. Course Text and Readings
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PUBH 6450 taught by Professor Andymugglin during the Fall '10 term at Minnesota.

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