Intermediate Biostatistics
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
UMass Amherst



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1. Review of BIOSTATS 540
2. Regression and Correlation
3. Discrete Distributions
4. Categorical Data Analysis
5. Logistic Regression
6. Introduction to Survival Analysis
7. Analysis of Variance
8. Repeated Measures Analysis
9. Nonparametrics


" Technical skills, like fire, can be an admirable servant
and a dangerous master."
- A. Bradford Hill (1971)

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Worcester Class is NOT meeting Holiday Monday February 20,2017
Dear WORCESTER Class: Just in case you missed this, today is a university holiday; classes are not meeting. Thus,
we will not be meeting face-to-face tonight. Instead, we will be working online. Please check
back later to obtain this week's suggestions. Have a nice week - Carol

Welcome to BIOSTATS 640, Intermediate Biostatistics!
Spring 2017
Instructor: Carol Bigelow

This course is the second of a two semester introduction to biostatistics, BIOSTATS 540 and BIOSTATS 640. The objective of this course is to expand upon the basic concepts and intution of statistical reasoning developed in the first semester to selected applications of biostatistical analysis: simple and multiple normal theory linear regression, multiple contingency table analysis, logistic regression, and analysis of variance. Time permitting, this course also includes introductions to survival analysis, repeated measures data, and nonparametric methods.

In Spring 2017, we will be using R (within RStudio) and Stata. Students can choose.

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