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Introduction to Biostatistics: Biostatistics I

This is the first course in a two-semester Biostatistics sequence. The course introduces students to the basic concepts and methods of biostatistics. The course is focused on some fundamental theories of biostatistics and basic methods of statistical inference at a conceptual level. It also covers some important topics in study design, such as different types of study design, sampling methods, sample size, and power calculation. Students will understand the concepts and methods of statistics, and apply them in critiquing literature in the field of clinical and population based research.

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