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A Short Course for UCI Faculty, Staff, & Students

INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCHERS

Monday, April 29, 2013 through Wednesday, May 1, 2013

 

The UCI Institute for Clinical & Translational Science (ICTS) is offering this three-day course on Monday, April 29, Tuesday April 30 & Wednesday, May 1.  The course will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room CS 432 of the Computer Science Building (302).

 

 Course Description: This course provides an overview of introductory-level statistics.

 Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will have learned more about:

   1- The uses and limitations of statistical methods

   2- Issues related to designing and analysis of scientific studies

   3- Data exploration techniques

   4- Some common statistical analysis methods such as t-test, chi-squared test & ANOVA

 Topics: The course will address the following topics:

   1- A brief overview of design and analysis of scientific studies

   2- Exploring data (summary statistics and data visualization techniques)

   3- Probability

   4- Estimation

   5- Hypothesis testing

   6- t-Test

   7- ANOVA

   8- Categorical data analysis

 

 Prerequisites: Basic computer skills

 Textbook: Biostatistics with R, An Introduction to Statistics Through Biological Data, Babak

  Shahbaba, Springer, 2012; available for download (free-of-charge) through the UCI library.

 Instructor: Babak Shahbaba, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UC Irvine Department of Statistics

 

Registration Fee: The registration fee for UCI faculty, clinicians, and staff is $100.00; for UCI students it is $50.00.  If space is available, non-UCI parties may register for a fee of $150.00.

To Register: Click on the following link to obtain a registration request form for this course:

http://www1.icts.uci.edu/newsevents/registrationInfoRequest120522.pdf

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Erika Whitton at (714) 456-2313 or ewhitton@uci.edu.  Additional and more detailed course information will be sent with your registration confirmation notice.

 

 

Registration Deadline:  April 19, 2013 or when the course reaches capacity, whichever comes first!