Introductory Biostatistics in Health Sciences

Teaching biostatistics to graduate students in the health sciences has a number of challenges. For example, the students may not have strong mathematical training or they may have acquired misunderstandings regarding statistics from undergraduate training. Nevertheless, these students need some training in the field to complete degree requirements (short term) but more importantly, to develop critical thinking skills in the discipline that will serve them in their future careers. In this talk I will describe a pair of biostatistics courses that I teach to students in the health sciences. I will discuss how I achieve a balance between theory and practice and how these courses help prepare students for the analytic tasks they may require to complete their thesis project.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 13:30 to 14:00

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First Name Middle Name Last Name Primary Affiliation
Kevin E. Thorpe University of Toronto: Dalla Lana School of Public Health