Oct 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NSG 620 - Biostatistics for the Health Sciences

This graduate level course will provide students with a broad overview of biostatistical methods and concepts used in the health sciences. The emphasis is on interpretation and concepts rather than calculations or mathematical details. Statistical formulas will be kept to a minimum. An objective is to provide students with an ability to read the scientific literature in order to critically evaluate study designs and methods of data analysis. Basic concepts of statistical inference including hypothesis testing will be reviewed. Specific topics will include levels of measurement, frequency distributions, power analysis, reliability and validity and correlations. Additional topics will include linear regressions, t-tests, ANOVA, and Chi-Squared analysis. Examples of the use and abuse of statistical methods will be drawn from the current biomedical literature.

Prerequisites & Notes
Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

Credits: 3

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