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HST 190/191
Introduction to Biostatistics

Term: Summer

Course Director(s): Sebastien J-P.A. Haneuse
Time:
M/W/F 9:00-12:00pm
Location:
HMS: MEC 209
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
Calculus II (GIR)
Restrictions:
Enrollment limited; open only to medical and graduate students.
MIT Units:
3-0-3 (G-Level Credit )
Harvard Units:
2 (SBQS)
This course will present the fundamentals of biostatistics with the aim of training students to comprehend, critique and communicate findings from the biomedical literature. Students will learn how to assess the importance of chance in the interpretation of experimental data. Major topics covered include probability theory, chi-squared and t-tests, ANOVA, linear and logistic regression, survival analysis, as well as how to perform statistical analysis using MATLAB. These topics will be introduced together with critical readings of studies published in the medical literature.