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COH602 Biostatistics

Lead Faculty: Dr. Gina Piane

Course Description

An introduction to the use of statistical analysis in public health. Provides an understanding of the basic methods and underlying concepts of statistics that are used in public health decision-making. Among topics explored are descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, hypothesis testing and non-parametric statistics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Calculate descriptive statistics related to public health;
  • Graph descriptive statistics ;
  • Evaluate the utility of bivariate analysis methods given a data set;
  • Calculate bivariate analyses;
  • Interpret the results of bivariate analyses;
  • Calculate multivariate analyses to determine association among variables;
  • Interpret the results of multivariate analyses.
  • Evaluate analysis results by testing hypotheses.