IDSP 225

Introductory Biostatistics (1 credit)

Faculty Member in charge:
Runhua Shi, Ph.D., [email protected]
Department of Medicine/Cancer Center
When course is offered:
Fall, Annually
Prerequisites for course:
None

Description of course: This course is intended for graduate students in the Departments of Cellular Biology & Anatomy, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Microbiology & Immunology and Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience who seek a working knowledge of statistical methods and their applications. Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion; probability; common probability distributions, including the binomial, normal, Chi square and F; sampling distributions, hypothesis testing; confidence interval estimation, comparison of means and proportions, sample size calculation; overview of simple and multiple regression diagnostics, one and two way analysis of variance; Chi square tests: common nonparametric procedures.