Course Catalog » Biostatistics 211

Subject: Biostatistics
Course Number: 211
Course Title: Mathematical Foundations of Biostatistics
Units: 2
School: Graduate Division
Department: Epidemiology And Translational Sciences Program

Course Description: The goal of this course is to equip students with core statistical concepts and methods. In this course students will learn mathematical, computational, statistical and probabilistic background; the basics of probability distributions including the definitions of density functions, cumulative distributions, moments of the distributions; theory and methods for point estimation; and methodology for the construction of hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. R statistical software will be used
Prerequisites: Calculus is a prerequisite for this class. For example, students must understand integration and derivatives. A previous or concurrent course in introductory biostatistics is preferred, BIOSTAT 200
Restrictions: This course is part of the Epidemiology and Translational Science PhD program and may have space limitations. Auditing is not permitted.
Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture

Instructor of Record: F. Jiang
May the student choose the instructor for this course? No
Does enrollment in this course require instructor approval? No

Quarter(s) Offered: Winter
Course will not be offered in: Winter 2025
Course Grading Convention: P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) or S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
Graduate Division course: Yes
Is this a web-based online course? No
Is this an Interprofessional Education (IPE) course? No
May students in the Graduate Division (i.e. pursuing Master or PhD) enroll in this course? Yes
Repeat course for credit? No