This course is an introduction to biostatistics. It aims to acquaint students with the fundamental concepts of biostatistics, applications of basic methods, and their interpretation. Topics covered includes data presentation, numerical summary measures, rates and standardization, introduction to probability, discrete and continuous probability models, sampling distributions, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Students will gain familiarity with the software package STATA. Lab sessions will be conducted to assist students in reviewing material covered in the lectures and homework assignments. All students are expected to have a working knowledge of basic computers and college mathematics.
Prerequisite: PUB 6100