Biostatistics: Course Descriptions

PUBHBIO Course Catalog

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Description Prerequisites
PUBHBIO 2210 Biostatistics for Public Health Research 3 Hands‐on experience using statistical tools to answer real‐ world questions. Students will design and implement a short survey and analyze their results. Emphasis on analysis of actual survey data using statistical software. Statistical topics include numerical/graphical summaries, measures of association, and hypothesis testing. Focus is on interpretation, not calculation. STAT 1350 (135) or STAT 1450 (145), or equivalent; or permission of instructor.
PUBHBIO 2210H Honors Biostatistics for Public Health Research 3 Hands‐on experience using statistical tools to answer real‐ world questions. Students will design and implement a short survey and analyze their results. Emphasis on analysis of actual survey data using statistical software. Statistical topics include numerical/graphical summaries, measures of association, and hypothesis testing. Focus is on interpretation, not calculation. Honors standing, STAT 1350 (135) or STAT 1450 (145), or equivalent; or permission of instructor.
PUBHBIO 3193 Individual Studies in Biostatistics 1‐6 Individual studies in Biostatistics focusing on applied topics. Permission of instructor.
PUBHBIO 5280 Introduction to Genomic Data Analysis 2 Provides an in‐depth analysis of a specific question to which genomic methods are applied. Intersperses experimental methods and statistical analysis of biological data. Some experience with programming is recommended. Jr. standing or above, and Math 1151 or 1156, STAT2450 or 2480, and Biology 1113 or MolGen 5660, or Grad standing; or permission of instructor.
PUBHBIO 6210 Design & Analysis of Studies in the Health Sciences I 3 Theory and application of basic statistical concepts for design of studies in health sciences, integrated with statistical software applications. Grad standing in PubHlth, or enrollment in MS Pharmacology program, or permission of instructor.
PUBHBIO 6211 Design & Analysis of Studies in the Health Sciences II 3 A second course in applied biostatistical methods with an emphasis on regression methods commonly used in the health sciences. The focus is on linear regression and ANOVA. Integrated with use of computer statistical packages. Grade of B‐ or above in 6210 (701), or permission of instructor. Not open to student with credit for 702.
PUBHBIO 6250 (6212) Regression Methods for the Health Sciences 3 Regression models for three problems: repeated measures data, logistic regression and time‐to‐event analysis. Hypothesis tests, evaluating assumptions, confounding, selection of predictors. Illustrated with real data sets and analysis assignments. PUBHBIO 6211, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 703.
PUBHBIO 6270 Introduction to SAS for Public Health Students 2 Introduction to programming using SAS software to accomplish public health data management and analysis. Grad standing in PUBHLTH, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 604, STAT 5740, or 6740.
PUBHBIO 6280 Practical Biostatistics for Biomedical Laboratory Researchers 3 Introduction to statistical principles and methods appropriate for experimental laboratory data with applications in biomedical sciences. Intended for students in the IBGP Enrollment in the Integrated Biomedical Graduate Program (IBGP), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 610 (701x) or 6211 (702x).
PUBHBIO 7193 Individual Studies in Biostatistics 1‐6 Independent study in Biostatistics. Permission of instructor.
PUBHBIO 7194 Group Studies in Biostatistics 1‐3 Group studies in biostatistical methods. Format will include lectures, readings, presentations and discussions in an area of special interest to students and faculty. Permission of instructor.
PUBHBIO 7215 Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials 2 Design, monitoring, and analysis of clinical trials; includes protocol development, randomization schemes, sample size methods, and ethical issues. Stat 5301, or PUBHBIO 6210, or equiv; or permission of instructor.
PUBHBIO 7220 Applied Logistic Regression 3 Theoretical and practical training in statistical modeling of a categorical response variable; conditional and unconditional models, assessment of model performance, determination of scale. Grade of B‐ or above in 6211 (702xx). Not open to students with credit for STAT 6510.
PUBHBIO 7225 Survey Sampling Methods 3 Sampling from finite populations, simple random, stratified, systematic and cluster sampling design, ratio and regression estimates, non‐sampling errors, models. PUBHBIO 6211 (703), or Stat 5301 (529) or equiv.
PUBHBIO 7230 Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis 3 Statistical models and methods for the analysis of data arising from longitudinal studies with repeated measurements on subjects over time. 6211, or Stat 6450, or Stat 6950
PUBHBIO 7235 Applied Survival Analysis 3 Introduction to time‐to‐event data analysis. Kaplan‐Meier estimation, log rank tests, proportional hazards regression analysis for censored or truncated data with extensions to time‐ dependent covariates and model building. 6211, STAT 6450, or 6950. Not open to students with credit for STAT 6605 (PUBHBIO 605).
PUBHBIO 7240 Applied Statistical Analysis with Missing Data 3 Models and methods for the dataset with missing values, including imputation, likelihood‐based, and Bayesian models. 6211, or Stat 6201, or 6302, or 6802, or 6302, or 6450, or 6950 or permission of instructor.
PUBHBIO 7245 Biostatistical Collaboration 2 Basic biomedical research methodologies; collaborate with biomedical researchers to design experiments and plan analyses; protocol preparation; professional skills development; statistical report preparation. Not open to students with credit for STAT 7755 (PUBHBIO 709). Cross‐listed in Stat 7755 (Biostat 709).
PUBHBIO 7250 Special Topics 1‐6 Regular class on special topics in biostatistics. Format will include lectures, readings, presentations and discussions in an area of special interest to students and faculty. Permission of instructor.
PUBHBIO 7255 Introduction to Causal Inference in Health Science Research 3 This is an introduction course to the commonly used statistical methods for causal inference. The course starts with potential outcome framework as the conceptual foundation for inferring causality. B‐ or higher in PUBHBIO 6211, or permission of instructor
PUBHBIO 7899 Seminar in Biostatistics 1‐3 Seminar on topics that are relevant to students enrolled in programs in the Division of Biostatistics. Grand standing in Public Health and permission of instructor.
PUBHBIO 8230 Advanced Longitudinal Data Analysis 3 Classical and modern statistical approaches for continuous and discrete longitudinal data. Random effects and growth curve models, measurement error, generalized estimating equations, estimation with missing data, multivariate longitudinal data. STAT 6802 (622) and 6950 (645). Not open to students with credit for STAT 7470 (726)
PUBHBIO 8235 Advanced Regression Modeling of Time‐to‐Event Data 3 Advanced topics in survival analysis. Proportional hazards models, parametric regression models, length‐bias and prevalent sampling, multivariate survival analysis, counting processes, recurrent events. STAT 6802 (622) and 6950. Not open to students with credit for 706 or STAT 7605. Cross‐ listed with STAT 7605.
PUBHBIO 8450 Stochastic Epidemic Models 3 Introduces the basic methods for analyzing large population epidemic data from the viewpoint of the stochastic processes theory. The course will cover the basic SIR (susceptible‐ infective‐removed) epidemic models both under the homogenous and restricted contact structures. STAT 6801, 6540 or 7540; or permission of instructor.
PUBHBIO 8999 Doctoral Seminar 1‐3 Seminar for doctoral students in Biostatistics. Permission of instructor.