Course Code HLTH 605B
Course Title Quantitative Methods and Analysis
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Joel Dubin)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course is a rigorous introduction to biostatistics for those planning a career in public health. Students will learn various biostatistical techniques, how to apply those techniques in the analysis of data from health studies, and how to interpret the results from those analyses. After a brief review of material from a basic statistics course, topics covered will include simple and multiple linear regression, analysis of categorical data, simple and multiple logistic regression, and survival analysis. Emphasis will be on (i) conceptual understanding of topics, including literacy necessary for understanding scientific papers in public health, as well as (ii) carrying out various data analysis applications.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Fall 2020 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Joel Dubin
  • Prerequisite: SPHHS Grad Students Only
  • Software: For students in the MPH and MHE programs, this course requires a Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection and use of a laptop/computer.
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes 1) Proof of credit in an introductory university level statistics course is required
2) This course fulfills one of the MPH core requirements.
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