BIOSTATS 540 - Fall 2021
Introduction to Biostatistics
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
UMass Amherst
Instructor: Carol Bigelow



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1. Summarizing Data

2. Data Visualization

3. Probability: Basics

4. Probabilities in Epidemiology

5. Populations and Samples

6. Bernoulli and Binomal Distributions

7. Normal Distribution

8. Statistical Literacy: Estimation and Hypothesis Testing

9. One Sample Inference

10. Two Sample Inference

11. Chi Square Tests

12. Simple Linear Regression and Correlation


Next Offered
Fall 2022


Fall 2021

Welcome to biostatistics. BIOSTATS 540 is the first of a two semester sequence of introductory biostatsitics. The second course is BIOSTATS 640, Intermediate Biostatistics.

This course is designed for the student with no prior background in statistics. The overall goal is basic statistical literacy. This includes familiarity with concepts of chance, sampling, confidence, and statistical significance. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to do simple descriptive statistics and selected tests. Topics include: graphical and numerical description, random sampling and sampling distributions, confidence interval estimation, and the basics of statistical hypothesis testing.



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