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Biostatistics: Course Outline P-iv

Biostatistics provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning. This course represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types.

Course Outline


  • What is biostatistics? application of statistics inbiological and pharmaceutical sciences

Sample and population

  • Simple random sampling sampling distribution and standard error
  • Stratified random sampling systemic and cluster sampling

Test of hypothesis and significance

  • Statistical hypothesis
  • Level of significance
  • Test of significance
  • Confidence intervals
  • Test involving binomial
  • Normal distribution

Goodness of fit test

  • Chi-square distribution
  • It properties and application
  • Contingency tables
  • Test of homogeneity

Student "t" and "F" Distribution

  • Properties of "t" distribution and "F" distribution
  • Test of significance based on "t"-distribution
  • "F"-distribution

Analysis of variance

  • One-way classification
  • Partitioning of sum of squares and degree of freedom
  • Two-way classification
  • Multiple compression tests such as LSD
  • P-values the analysis of variance models

Experimental designs (Advantages & Disadvantages)

  • Basic principles of experimental designs
  • The completely randomized designs (CR-designs)
  • Randomized complete block designs (RCBdesigns)
  • Latin square designs (LS-designs)
  • Factorial experimental designs
  • Computer methods of statistical evaluation corelation/ regression analysis