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Medical Biometry III


Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost starts at: $1,725

Next Start Date:

March 31, 2021

This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course

The final course in the program introduces the principles and methods of statistical inference for categorical data and censored survival data. You’ll learn to use R to load, manipulate and analyze categorical and binary data with continuous or binary outcomes. We’ll construct contingency tables and use R to calculate various risk measures and confidence intervals around those measures. You’ll learn to fit logistic regression models to data, then calculate model coefficients, odds ratios and formulate and test hypotheses about them. We’ll use product limit measures (Kaplan-Meier), Cox regression models and log-rank tests to calculate confidence measures, perform hypothesis tests and draw conclusions in a variety of cases.


What You’ll Learn

  • Manipulation and analysis of categorical and binary data structures using R
  • How to determine odds ratios, relative risk and associated confidence intervals
  • Hypothesis testing and measurement of confidence intervals using simple logistic regression models and Cox regression models
  • How to use survival data in analysis, interpretation and hypothesis testing

Get Hands-On Experience

You'll complete a data analysis project using real-world examples to manipulate data, display and report results, and draw appropriate conclusions.

Program Overview

This course is part of the Certificate in Applied Biostatistics.

Quarter 1

Medical Biometry I

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings


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You'll earn 4 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.


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Credit Course

You’ll earn 4 academic credits for successfully completing this course. Learn more about credit courses

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