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BIOS: Biostatistics

5010. Epidemiology for Health Professionals (3)
P: BIOS 1500 or consent of instructor. Distribution of disease in human populations and factors that influence this distribution. Emphasis on leading causes of death, evaluating health research, and utilizing epidemiologic methods.
7021. Biostatistics for Health Professionals I (3) Formerly BIOS 6021
P: MATH 1065 or consent of instructor. Applies statistical methods to health sciences. Types, organization, and display of data; elementary probability; parametric and nonparametric techniques when dealing with one or two samples (matched and independent); one way ANOVA; and simple linear regression.
7022. Biostatistics for Health Professionals II (3) Formerly BIOS 6022
P: BIOS 7021 with a grade of B or better or consent of instructor. Continuation of BIOS 7021. Topics include ANOVA for multi-factor designs and analysis of single degree of freedom contrasts; randomized block and repeated measures designs; nonparametric methods for standard designs; multiple linear and logistic regression; and chi-square analysis of contingency tables.
7501. Experimental Design (3) Formerly BIOS 6501
P: BIOS 7021 or equivalent with a grade of B or better or consent of instructor. Experimental designs and their analysis. Topics include completely randomized, randomized block, Latin square, and split-unit designs; factorial treatment structures and repeated measures designs; multiple comparison procedures; tests of normality and homogeneity of variance; measures of effect size; and power considerations.
7550. Applied Multivariate Analysis (3) Formerly BIOS 5450
P: BIOS 7021 or equivalent with a grade of B or better or consent of instructor. Overview of the most commonly used multivariate statistical techniques. Topics include Hotelling’s T-square, MANOVA, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, principal components, factor analysis, canonical correlation, multidimensional scaling, and correspondence analysis.
7560. Nonparametric Statistical Methods (3) Formerly BIOS 5500
P: BIOS 7021 or equivalent with a grade of B or better or consent of instructor. Statistical methods requiring less restrictive assumptions (than parametric methods) about the form of the population distribution. General linear rank statistics, tests and estimation of location, dispersion, regression, and association in the nonparametric setting.
7570. Introduction to Survival Analysis (3) Formerly BIOS 5575
P: BIOS 7021 or equivalent with a grade of B or better or consent of instructor. Statistical methods for time-to-event data, including censoring, hazard rates, estimation of survival curves, and methods to compare survival curves. Applications to clinical trials.
7580. Categorical Data Analysis (3) Formerly BIOS 5600
P: BIOS 7021 or equivalent with a grade of B or better or consent of instructor. Introduction to the analysis of categorized data; rates, ratios, and proportions; relative risk and odds ratio; Cochran-Mantel- Haenszel procedure; life table methods; linear models for categorical data. Applications in demography, epidemiology, and medicine.