160. Introductory Biomathematics for Medical and Biological Research
Lecture, four hours; discussion, 90 minutes. Elementary statistics course that focuses on statistical concepts and critiques literature, with emphasis on clinical research. Output from statistical computer packages discussed in class, but students do not use computer themselves. Topics include descriptive statistics, t-tests, confidence intervals, linear regression and correlation, analysis of variance, nonparametric statistics, basic experimental design, sample size determination, article interpretation. P/NP or letter grading.