Statistical and Data Sciences 390be - Topics in Statistical and Data Sciences: Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology


Kaitlyn Cook

TU TH 1:20 PM - 2:35 PM

Smith College
Seelye 208
Epidemiology concerns the distribution and determinants of disease in human populations, while biostatistics focuses on the development and application of statistical methods to a wide range of topics in biology, medicine and public health. This course focuses on foundational concepts in epidemiology, including measures of association and common epidemiological study designs, and statistical methods for public health data. Discussions include categorical data analysis (contingency table analysis, multinomial regression, ordinal regression and Poisson regression) and survival analysis (Kaplan-Meier estimators and Cox proportional hazards models). No background in biology is expected or required. Prerequisites: SDS 291 and [MTH 112 or (MTH 111 and MTH 153)]. Enrollment limited to 30.

[CE] SDS 291 & [MTH 112 or (MTH 111 & 153)]

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.