Subject: Public Health
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 3 Tutorial hours
College: Graduate and Postdoc Studies
Department: School of Public Health


Designed for students who wish to understand basic bio-statistical methods and principles as they apply to public health data. The methods include descriptive statistics, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, non-parametric methods, multiple regression and logistic regression. The emphasis of the course is on applications of these methods to public health data, on correct interpretations of the resulting analyses as to be presented to both public health professionals and general lay audiences, and on the critical appraisal of these methods as used in the public health literature. The course also introduces the computer software program SPSS as it applies to the statistical topics discussed in the course.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Instructor.
Note: Students may receive credit for only one of NURS 818, CHEP 805, and PUBH 805.

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