Statistics.com offers a two-course online sequence in
introductory Biostatistics as follows. Each course is 4 weeks long.
Online courses coming up:
August 5: Biostatistics 1 (details below)
September 9: Biostatistics 2 (details below)
“Biostatistics 1” covers the standard statistical concepts from the
medical and health sciences perspective (confidence intervals,
significance tests, sample size calculations, Bonferroni adjustments
for multiple comparisons). Topics relevant specifically to this
field are discussed in detail, including sensitivity-specificity,
predictive power, exact confidence intervals, and testing for
superiority vs. testing for bioequivalence. The focus in this
course is on medical and health applications rather than on
method development. “Biostatistics 2” covers the basic principles
of design for randomized clinical trials, receiver-operator
characteristic (ROC) curves, relative risk, odds ratios, and
introductory survival analysis.
The course will require about 15 hours per week; there are no set
hours when you must be online. Access to a standard statistical
software package for use during the course is necessary. Ask
questions and exchange comments directly with the instructor via a
private discussion board throughout the period.
This course offers the option of university credit via the American
Council on Education's "Credit Recommendation Service," details at
Course registration and details at
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