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TOX 5650: Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

(Cross-listed with STAT 5650).
Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Statistical methods commonly used in epidemiology and human and animal health studies. Overview of cohort studies, case-control studies and randomized clinical trials. Topics include inference procedures for disease risk factors, analysis of time-to-event and survival data, analysis of longitudinal studies of disease progression and health status, diagnostic test evaluation, and meta-analysis. Examples will come from recent studies of physical and mental health, nutrition and disease progression in human and animal populations. Use of statistical software: SAS or R. Offered even-numbered years. (Typically Offered: Fall)