Coursebooks

Applied biostatistics

MATH-493

Lecturer(s) :

Goldstein Darlene

Language:

English

Summary

This course covers topics in applied biostatistics, with an emphasis on practical aspects of data analysis using R statistical software. Topics include types of studies and their design and analysis, high dimensional data analysis (genetic/genomic) and other topics as time and interest permit.

Content

Keywords

Data analysis, reproducible research, statistical methods, R, biostatistical data analysis, statistical data analysis

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

This course will be very difficult for students with no previous course or experience with statistics. Previous experience with R is neither assumed nor required.

Recommended courses

Undergraduate statistics course

Important concepts to start the course

It is useful to review statistical hypothesis testing.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures and practical exercises using R. Typically, each week covers an analysis method in the lecture and then the corresponding exercise session consists of an R proactical showing how to implement the methods using R. In each practical, students use R to carry out analyses of the relevant data type for that week.

Expected student activities

Students are expected to participate in their learning by attending lectures and practical exercise sessions, posing questions, proposing topics of interest, peer reviewing of preliminary reports, and interacting with teaching staff regarding their understanding of course material. In addition, there will be a number of short activities in class aimed at improving English for report writing.

Assessment methods

Evaluation is based on written reports of projects analyzing biostatistical data.

In the programs

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German