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Principles of Biostatistics

This course introduces the basic principles of biostatistics and requires students to apply these principles to describe and analyze public health data. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, point and interval estimation of population parameters, and hypothesis testing. A variety of one and two-sample parametric and non-parametric tests for continuous and categorical data are also covered, as is simple ANOVA for three or more samples. Students will analyze data using SPSS software, interpret results and present findings in a variety of formats.