Course Catalog

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Biostatistics II — Regression Analysis (3) HBDS 5008

Course Director: Samprit Banerjee, Ph.D., MStat 

Prerequisite: Biostatistics I

The focus of this course is theory and application of different types of regression analysis. Topics will include: linear regression, logistic regression, and cox proportional hazards regression. Additional topics will include coding of explanatory variables, residual diagnostics, model selection techniques, random effects and mixed models, and maximum likelihood estimation. Homework assignments will involve computation using the R statistical package.

Data Management (BDS) (3) HBDS 5021

Course Director: Debra D'Angelo, M.S.

This course covers tools that students will need to create, manage and maximize value from big databases. The emphasis is on design and implementation of relational databases and the use of Structured Query Language (SQL). At the end of this course, students will be able to explain the requirements for handling large and complex datasets; be able to design, build, and query a relational database; and understand how relational databases and big-data targeted tools complement one another.