ISLAMIC MEDICAL EDUCATION RESOURCES-04 0603-GENERAL OVER VIEW and REVISION OF BIOSTATISTICS By Professor Omar Hasan Kasule Sr. INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS Biostatistics as a discipline History of biostatistics Limitations of biostatistics Career opportunities in biostatistics   INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING Information Revolution and Computer Age: Information System History of Computing Computer Hardware Developments: Computer Software:   PROBABILITY Definitions Classification of Probability Types of Events Laws of Probability and Mathematical Properties Uses of Probability   VARIABLES The Random Variable Common Random Variables Common Statistical Distributions Scales of Random Variables   THE NORMAL CURVE AND ESTIMATION Introduction Properties and Characteristics of the Normal Curve Use of the Normal Curve for Non-Normal Data The Z-Score and the Area under the Curve Estimation   HYPOTHESES Hypotheses and The Scientific Method Null Hypothesis (Ho ) & Alternative Hypothesis (Ha): Hypothesis Testing Using Tests of Significance Conclusions and Interpretations   DATA STORAGE, RETRIEVAL, and MANAGEMENT Data Storage and Retrieval Data Management Data Transformation   DATA PRESENTATION AS DIAGRAMS Data Grouping Data Tabulation Data Diagrams Showing One Quantitative Variable Diagrams Showing 2 or More Quantitative Variables Shapes of Distributions   DISCRETE DATA SUMMARY Rates Hazards Ratios Proportions   CONTINUOUS DATA SUMMARY 1: MEASURES OF CENTRAL TENDENCY Concept of Averages Means Mode Median   CONTINUOUS DATA SUMMARY 2: DISPERSION/VARIATION Types and Sources of Variation Measures of Variation Based on the Mean Measures of Variation Based on Quantiles Other Measures of Variation Operations / Manipulations   DISCRETE DATA ANALYSIS Simple Analysis of Proportions Exact Analysis of Proportions   CONTINUOUS DATA ANALYSIS Parametric Analysis for 2 Sample Means Parametric Analysis for 3 or More Sample Means Over-view of Non Parametric Analysis   CORRELATION Description Pearson's Correlation Coefficient, R   LINEAR REGRESSION Logistic RegressionFitting Regression Models
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