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BIOS 201

Biostatistics & Introduction to Evidence Based Practice

Course Code: BIOS 201

Credit: (2)

The Biostatistics part of this course will provide a basic introduction to the conceptual and quantitative tools used to describe and interpret data for students in the biological life, and health sciences. The topics include data collection, graphical displays of data, descriptive statistics, basic concepts of probability and sampling distributions, continuous distributions including normal and t-distribution, estimation and hypothesis testing, and describe and compare bivariate data.
The Evidenced Based Medicine (EBM) part of the course will provide basics of integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values. More specifically, the different study designs used in the medical research will be introduced, as well as the basics of literature search, reading health literature, and writing a report.