COURSE DESCRIPTION: Biostatistics II builds on the knowledge of univariate and bivariate analyses that were learned in the “Summer Intensive” course and introduces concepts related to multivariate model building for multiple linear regression. Both the lecture and the lab will focus on multiple linear regression model building, interpretation and diagnostic tests, assessing for interaction, and statistical adjustment for confounding.
REQUIRED MATERIALS: Regression Methods in Biostatistics. Vittinghoff et al: available online through the Einstein Library
(to access you must be at Einstein or have remote access to the library: http://www.springerlink.com/content/ln5141/#section=517417&page=1)
Primer of Applied Regression and Analysis of Variance. Glantz & Slinker: available for loan via the CRTP Library
STUDENT PREPARATION: Students are expected to know the basic design issues of retrospective and prospective studies as well as clinical trials from Epi I.
SUITABLE FOR 1ST YEAR STUDENTS: No
UNIQUE TRAINING OFFERED IN THIS COURSE: N/A
STUDENT ASSESSMENTS: Class Participation 10%, Homework 30% , In-class readiness assurance tests 30%, Final Exam (in-class and take home components) 30%
(CLOSED REGISTRATION) LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS NEED APPROVAL FROM PROGRAM DIRECTOR-DR. ELLIE SCHOENBAUM (PICK UP COURSE REGISTRATION FORM IN THE GRADUATE OFFICE)
CREDIT HOURS: 3.0