Summer II: Introduction to Biostatistics for Graduate and Medical Students
This course introduces fundamental statistical principles and focuses on explaining the appropriate scientific interpretation of statistical tests rather than the mathematical calculation of the tests themselves.
Topics include those typically used in biomedical publications, including data description, summary statistics, contingency tables, parametric and non‐parametric tests, analysis of variance, correlation, regression, statistical power and sample size estimation, high throughput data analysis, and design of pre-clinical and clinical studies.
No prerequisite courses are required.
- Become familiar with the statistical concepts and procedures commonly used in pre-clinical and clinical research.
- Understand the statistical design concepts and procedures commonly used in pre-clinical and clinical research and presented in biomedical journals.
- Identify the statistical procedures appropriate for a given pre-clinical and clinical research situation.
Time/Location: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays/Thursdays in D1.602 (unless otherwise stated on schedule below) on the South Campus.
Lecture Materials: Lecture notes will be posted on the UT Southwestern drive as stated on the syllabus by noon of the day preceding the lecture. Students are advised to bring a copy of these notes to class.
Homework: Homework will be assigned concurrently with each section of lecture material. Homework should be turned in at the beginning of the class period on the due date.
Attendance: It is strongly recommended that students attend all classes. The student assumes responsibility for material covered in missed classes.
Course Evaluations: All students will be asked to evaluate the course upon completion. These evaluations are anonymous and extremely helpful.
To get transcription notation for this course, you must physically attend at least seven of the nine lectures, and complete any that you missed through the online training.
|Date||Room||Instructor||Lecture / Presentation||Handout|
|June 25||D1.602||Huet||Introduction – Describing Data (PDF)||"The Cost of Dichotomising Continuous Variables" by Douglas G. Altman|
|June 27||D1.602||Huet||Variability and Graphically Visualizing Data (PDF)||Exam questions: Chapters 1-2|
|July 2||D1.602||Chen||Basic Principles of Statistical Inference (PDF)|
|July 9||D1.602||Chen||Comparing groups – Continuous Data (PDF)|
|July 11||D1.602||Chen||Comparing groups – Continuous Data|
|July 16||D1.602||Zhang||Comparing groups – Categorical Data|
|July 18||D1.602||Zhang||Comparing groups – Categorical Data|
|July 23||D1.602||Ahn||Introduction to the Design of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Studies|
|July 25||D1.602||Xiao||Introduction to high-throughput data analysis|