This course introduces basic principles and applications of statistics to problems in clinical research. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability and random variation, sampling, hypothesis testing, proportions, measures of frequency, t-tests, chi-square tests, one-way analysis of variance, correlation, linear regression and nonparametric statistics. This course has a required Laboratory (NUTR 0206.1L) linked to the NUTR 0206.01 course and it is cross-listed with the Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences' CTS 0527. NOTE: Students cannot receive semester hour units for both NUTR 206 Biostatistics I and its counterpart NUTR 207: Statistical Methods of Nutrition Science and Policy.
First class session: September 4, 2019 and students should bring their laptops to class.
Class will meet at the Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Building, Room 221 on Mondays except on September 9 and October 21 when class will meet in the Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Building, Room 218 and class will meet at the Jaharis Center, Room 105 on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted in the syllabus.
Instructor: Dr. Angie Rodday