Skip to main content

MED268: Statistics Concepts for Biomedical Research

Course Director: Lucila Ohno-Machado, M.D., Ph.D.

When:  2022 Fall quarter

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.