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MED 268: Statistics Concepts for Biomedical Research

Quarter: Fall, Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Units: 4

Office Hours: After class and by appointment.

Course Overview: This course introduces statistical concepts and analysis methods for biomedical research. Topics include descriptive statistics, t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation, regression, power and sample size, factorial experiment design, logistic regression and survival analysis. Examples are drawn from basic and clinical research. Concepts are illustrated through in-class exercises and biomedical literature. Students will use the R programming language to perform statistical analyses. No prior background in statistics or programming us assumed.

Grading Policies: Course grades will be based on:

  • Homework and class exercises: 20%
  • Midterm exam: 20%
  • Final exam: 60%

Textbook: "Open Intro Statistics" by David M Diez, Christopher D Barr, Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel. Get the free PDF download.