Dec 08, 2022  
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GHHE 000/5110 - Biostatistics (3 cr.)



Description
The objectives are to educate the student in the research skills (statistics and experimental design) and mathematical applications in the data analysis required to design and conduct rigorous peer-reviewed studies in the applied sciences, inclusive of the biomedical and physical sciences, as well as public health. A sound foundation is essential in preparing and critiquing the literature, regulatory reports, and incorporating statistics in preparing a satisfactory research proposal and reporting research outcomes in an informative manner. Students will gain, through hands-on experience, exercises, and examination, the ability to use appropriate summary and inferential statistical analysis. Associations between determinants and outcomes through parametric and non-parametric measures, data transformation for multivariate analysis will be covered through exercises. The use of statistical packages suitable for scientific and public health research will be introduced. In short, students will also be able to design, experimentally and statistically, appropriate studies that can withstand appropriate peer review. The course is open to all interdisciplinary MSc and PhD students and is a core requirement in some (e.g., MPH and MSc in BIOT).



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