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Course ID:BIOS 2010-2010L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Elementary Biostatistics
Course
Description:
Basic concepts of statistics with applications in health and life sciences. Descriptive statistics, principles of statistical inference, uncertainty assessment, hypothesis testing, public health surveys, and biomedical experimental design are considered. Methods include t-tests, simple linear regression, and categorical data analysis.
Athena Title:Elementary Biostatistics
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in STAT 2000, STAT 2100H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 3000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate Biostatistics for Public Health Sciences
Course
Description:
A survey of statistical methods with applications in public health and the biological sciences, including multiple regression, clinical trials, analysis of variance, categorical data analysis, and logistic regression. Motivating examples are drawn from public health and biomedicine.
Athena Title:INTERMED BIOSTAT
Prerequisite:BIOS 2010-2010L or STAT 2000
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 3900. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Selected Topics in Biostatistics
Course
Description:
Selected topics concerning recent developments in biostatistics are covered.
Athena Title:TOPICS IN BIOSTAT
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 3910. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study in Biostatistics
Course
Description:
Independent, intensive, and extended research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member.
Athena Title:DIRECTED STUDY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS(STAT) 4380/6380. 3 hours.
Course Title:Survival Analysis
Course
Description:
Methods for comparing time-to-event data, including univariate parametric and nonparametric procedures, regression models, diagnostics, group comparisons, and use of relevant statistical computing packages.
Athena Title:SURVIVAL ANALYSIS
Undergraduate Prerequisite:[(STAT 4210 or STAT 4110H) and STAT 4510/6510] or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:[(STAT 6220 or STAT 4230/6230 or STAT 6320 or STAT 6420 or BIOS 7020) and STAT 4510/6510] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 7000. 1-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 100 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:Master's Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permisson of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:BIOS 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:BIOS 7010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introductory Biostatistics I
Course
Description:
Introductory statistics with applications to medical and biological problems. Topics to be covered include biostatistical design in health research, data collection and management, and introductory concepts and methods of statistical data analysis.
Athena Title:INTRO BIOSTAT I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in STAT 6200 or STAT 6210 or STAT 6310
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 7010E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introductory Biostatistics I
Course
Description:
Introductory statistics with applications to medical and biological problems. Topics to be covered include biostatistical design in health research, data collection and management, and introductory concepts and methods of statistical data analysis.
Athena Title:INTRO BIOSTAT I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in BIOS 7010 or STAT 6200 or STAT 6210 or STAT 6310
Nontraditional Format:Three hours per week for fifteen weeks online lectures, plus additional study including asynchronous teaching using voice- over screen-captured lectures, problem- and case-based learning, and chat-room discussion.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 7020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introductory Biostatistics II
Course
Description:
Introduction to a variety of statistical tools with applications in public health and the biological sciences, including survey sampling, multiple regression, experimental design, categorical data analysis, logistic regression, and survival analysis. Motivating examples will be drawn directly from the literature in the health, biological, medical, and behavioral sciences.
Athena Title:INTRO BIOSTAT II
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in STAT 6220 or STAT 6320
Prerequisite:STAT 6200 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 7100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Biostatistical Applications for the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries
Course
Description:
Biostatistical issues regarding the introduction and regulatory agency (FDA) approval of new drugs, biologics, medical devices, and combination products, and their postmarket surveillance are considered. Data quality assurance, experimental design, clinical trials, power and sample size determination, uncertainty assessment, regression, survival analysis, and variable and model selection are considered.
Athena Title:APP PHARM BIOTECH
Nontraditional Format:Three hours per week for fifteen weeks online study, including teaching, assignments, discussion, problem-based learning, and case-based learning. Weekend seminar(s) totaling eight contact hours (multi-point video conference) utilizing case-based and problem-based learning methods.
Prerequisite:BIOS 7010 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS(PHAR) 7100E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Biostatistical Applications for the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries
Course
Description:
Biostatistical issues regarding the introduction and regulatory agency (FDA) approval of new drugs, biologics, medical devices, and combination products, and their postmarket surveillance are considered. Data quality assurance, experimental design, clinical trials, power and sample size determination, uncertainty assessment, regression, survival analysis, and variable and model selection are considered.
Athena Title:APP PHARM BIOTECH
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in BIOS 7100
Nontraditional Format:Three hours per week for fifteen weeks online study, including teaching, assignments, discussion, problem-based learning, and case-based learning. Weekend seminar(s) totaling eight contact hours (multi-point video conference) utilizing case-based and problem-based learning methods.
Prerequisite:BIOS 7010 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 7300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:Master's Thesis
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permisson of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:BIOS 7400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Data Management and Computing
Course
Description:
Introduction to concepts and techniques of research data management in public health and biomedicine; use of computers and statistical programs to process and analyze biomedical and health-related data.
Athena Title:Research Data Mgmt Computing
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in STAT 4360/6360
Pre or Corequisite:BIOS 7010 or BIOS 7010E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Regression and Analysis of Variance
Course
Description:
Regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA) for biomedical and public health data. Simple and multiple regression models are considered, including data transformation, weighted regression, diagnostics, and model selection. Contrasts, multiple comparison, missing, and unbalanced data are considered for experimental designs including one-way and multi-way ANOVA, randomized block, and Latin squares.
Athena Title:REGRESSION & ANOVA
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Linear and Generalized Linear Models
Course
Description:
Extension of linear models to data with heterogeneous variance and correlated repeated measures. Mixed effects, log-linear, and generalized linear models are considered. Statistical inference is carried out using quasi-likelihood, conditional likelihood, marginal likelihood, and generalized estimating equations. Applications in public health and biomedical research.
Athena Title:LINEAR AND GLM
Prerequisite:BIOS 8010
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Longitudinal Data Analysis
Course
Description:
Introduces students to statistical models and methods for the analysis of longitudinal data, including univariate and multivariate repeated measures analysis of variance, general linear model for correlated continuous data, generalized linear models, generalized estimating equations, and generalized linear mixed effects models.
Athena Title:Longitudinal Data Analysis
Prerequisite:BIOS 8020
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Biostatistics
Course
Description:
Recent developments in biostatistical research aimed at analyses of biomedical and public health data. Emphasis is given to their motivation, statistical properties, computation, practical applications, comparison to alternative techniques, and opportunities for future research.
Athena Title:Advanced Biostatistics
Prerequisite:BIOS 8030
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS(STAT) 8050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate Mathematical Statistics
Course
Description:
Calculus-based introduction to probability and mathematical statistics for students in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and other fields requiring a technical understanding of statistical inference. Random variables, expectation, laws of large numbers and central limit theorem. Point estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing for statistical models with public health and biomedical applications.
Athena Title:INTERMED MATH STAT
Prerequisite:MATH 2410
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:EPID(BIOS) 8060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Modern Applied Data Analysis
Course
Description:
Covers a variety of modern approaches for analyzing and interpreting data commonly encountered in public health, biomedical sciences, and related areas.
Athena Title:Modern Applied Data Analysis
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in EPID 8060E, BIOS 8060E
Prerequisite:BIOS 7010 or BIOS 7010E or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:EPID(BIOS) 8060E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Modern Applied Data Analysis
Course
Description:
Covers a variety of modern approaches for analyzing and interpreting data commonly encountered in public health, biomedical sciences, and related areas.
Athena Title:Modern Applied Data Analysis
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in EPID 8060, BIOS 8060
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online. Each week, students are assigned background reading and will watch pre- recorded lecture videos. Weekly quizzes will assess student understanding. Students are also assigned weekly homework. Interaction with the instructor and among the class will occur mainly through email and class discussion boards. Occasional real-time interactions via video conferencing will also take place. Assessments will consist of homework, quizzes, and a project, all of which will be done online and asynchronously.
Prerequisite:BIOS 7010 or BIOS 7010E or permission of school
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Case Studies in Nonlinear Biostatistics
Course
Description:
Case studies of nonlinear biostatistical methods in public health and the biological sciences. Nonlinear regression, nonparametric regression, generalized linear models, and survival analysis are considered. Applications include the modeling of growth curves, dose-response functions, risk assessment, and pharmacokinetic functions.
Athena Title:NONLINEAR BIOSTAT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in STAT 8230
Prerequisite:BIOS 7020 or STAT 6220 or STAT 6320
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Categorical Data Analysis
Course
Description:
Introduction to analysis of categorical data including log- linear models, logistic regression, probit models, graphical models and casual inference. Motivating examples will be drawn directly from the literature in the health, biological, medical, and social sciences.
Athena Title:CATEGORICAL DATA
Prerequisite:BIOS 7010 or STAT 6210 or STAT 6310
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8120. 3 hours.
Course Title:Applied Nonparametric Biostatistical Methods
Course
Description:
Modern nonparametric computationally-based biostatistical methods for exploring and drawing inferences from data in social sciences, medicine and public health. Introduction to resampling methods, nonparametric density estimation, nonparametric regression and classification.
Athena Title:NONPARM BIOSTAT
Prerequisite:STAT 4510/6510 and BIOS 7020 and STAT 6220 and STAT 6320
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8130. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multivariate Design for Public Health
Course
Description:
Multivariate analysis of data from designed experiments in public health. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphical methods, experimental design, Hotelling's T-square, multivariate analysis of variance, orthogonal contrasts, profile analysis, repeated measures, and discriminant analysis.
Athena Title:MULTIVARIATE DESIGN
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in STAT 8210 or STAT 8250 or ERSH 8350
Prerequisite:BIOS 7020 or STAT 6220
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS(STAT) 8140. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multilevel and Hierarchical Models
Course
Description:
Multilevel and hierarchical models for social and biological sciences. Empirical Bayes, James-Stein, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian estimation of model parameters. Interpreting and diagnosing multilevel models, model building, and uncertainty assessment.
Athena Title:MULTILEVEL MODELS
Prerequisite:BIOS 7020 or STAT 6220 or STAT 6320
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS(EPID) 8150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Spatial Epidemiology
Course
Description:
Spatial modeling in infectious, chronic, and environmental epidemiology. Methods for disease mapping, detection and delineation of disease clusters, and linking disease outcome to environmental exposures are considered. Parameter estimation, inference, and diagnostic testing for geostatistical, random field, and point process models are described.
Athena Title:SPATIAL EPIDEM
Prerequisite:BIOS 7020
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8160. 3 hours.
Course Title:Reproducible Research: Statistical Methods and Practices
Course
Description:
Basic definitions, approaches, and current issues in reproducible research; metrics for assessing reproducibility for binary, continuous, multivariate, and meta-analysis data; best practices for statistical design and analysis of reproducible studies involving simple group comparisons, regression and prediction, large database analyses, bioinformatics, and unsupervised clustering; current examples drawn from literature throughout.
Athena Title:Reproducible Research
Prerequisite:BIOS 7010 or BIOS 7010E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8200. 2 hours.
Course Title:Biosatistical Consulting I
Course
Description:
Biostatistical consulting skills needed to assist clients, formulate statistical models, explain analyses and results, and write reports in language understandable to the investigators in public health and biomedicine. Practice of biostatistical consulting as it relates to human subjects research, focusing on ethical treatment of human subjects.
Athena Title:Biosatistical Consulting I
Prerequisite:BIOS 8020
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8210. 2 hours.
Course Title:Biostatistical Consulting II
Course
Description:
Biostatistical consulting skills needed to collaborate with investigators in public health and biomedicine. Practice of biostatistical consulting as it relates to ethical conduct of research and proposals for extramural research support.
Athena Title:Biostatistical Consulting II
Prerequisite:BIOS 8200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS(STAT) 8220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Clinical Trials
Course
Description:
Drug development and FDA approval procedures; randomization; blindness; phase I-IV clinical trials; multicenter trials; bioequivalency; sample size determination; design and analysis; cross-over design; repeated measurements design; survival analysis; meta analysis.
Athena Title:CLINICAL TRIALS
Prerequisite:STAT 6320 or STAT 6420 or BIOS 7020
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Biostatistical Inference
Course
Description:
Following an overview of probability measures and distribution functions, modes of convergence, laws of large numbers and central limit theorems, decision theory, hypothesis testing, and Bayesian inference are considered. Emphasis is given to results needed to develop and evaluate biostatistical methods rather than rigorous mathematical proofs.
Athena Title:Advanced Biostatistical Infere
Prerequisite:STAT 6820
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8320. 3 hours.
Course Title:Asymptotic Biostatistical Inference
Course
Description:
Asymptotic inference for maximum likelihood estimators, M- estimators, U-statistics, and nonparametric and semiparametric models. Consistency, asymptotic normality, and asymptotic efficiency are considered. Both independent and dependent data cases are included. Emphasis is given to results needed to develop and evaluate biostatistical methods rather than rigorous mathematical proofs.
Athena Title:Asymptotic Biostatistical Infe
Prerequisite:BIOS 8310
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8900. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Biostatistics
Course
Description:
Selected topics concerning recent developments in biostatistics are covered.
Athena Title:TOPICS IN BIOSTAT
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 8910. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Course Title:Problems in Biostatistics
Course
Description:
Analysis of contemporary biostatistical methods, theory, and applications.
Athena Title:PROBLEMS IN BIOSTAT
Nontraditional Format:Variable hours established by instructor.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:BIOS 9000. 1-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 200 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Doctoral Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:BIOS 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting for students at the doctoral level. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:BIOS 9100. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Biostatistics Graduate Seminar
Course
Description:
Provides graduate students with exposure to current biostatistical research, topics relevant to their graduate school experience, and future academic opportunities. In a journal club, students will critique seminal papers in statistics and biostatistics.
Athena Title:Biostatistics Graduate Seminar
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:BIOS 9300. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 36 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:DOCT DISSERTATION
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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