PHC6052 – Introduction to Biostatistical Methods

Course Objectives and/or Goals:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • CO-1: Describe the roles biostatistics serves in the discipline of public health.

  • CO-2: Differentiate among different sampling methods and discuss their strengths and limitations.

  • CO-3: Describe the strengths and limitations of designed experiments and observational studies.

  • CO-4: Distinguish among different measurement scales, choose the appropriate descriptive and inferential statistical methods based on these distinctions, and interpret the results.

  • CO-5: Determine preferred methodological alternatives to commonly used statistical methods when assumptions are not met.

  • CO-6: Apply basic concepts of probability, random variation, and commonly used statistical probability distributions.

  • CO-7: Use statistical software to analyze public health data.

  • CO-8: Develop presentations based on statistical analyses for both public health professionals and educated lay audiences.

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