University Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Jun 27, 2019  
University Catalog 2018-2019
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PHLT 5040 - Applied Biostatistics

Biostatistics is essential to ensuring that findings and practices in public health and biomedical sciences are supported by reliable evidence. This course covers the basic tools for the collection, analysis, and presentation of data in all areas of public health. Central to these skills is assessing the impact of chance and variability on the interpretation of research findings and subsequent recommendations for public health practice and policy and secondary data analysis. Topics covered include: descriptive analytic methods, general principles of study design; hypothesis testing; measures of validity and reliability, review of methods for comparison of discrete and continuous data including ANOVA, t-test, correlation, and regression. The application of the statistical methods will be relevant to health disparities and health equities.  This course is part of the core course requirement for the MPH. (3)



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