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From: "Nancy Heckman, Head" <head@stat.ubc.ca>
Subject: [d-ssc] UBC Biostatistics teaching opportunity for fall 2014
Date: July 20, 2014 at 8:19:49 AM PDT

The UBC Biomedical Engineering Graduate (BMEG) Program seeks an instructor for the program's 10-hour biostatistics module, which is part of the course BMEG 556  "Clinical and Industrial Biomedical Engineering”.  Biostatistics is taught in one-hour lectures over 10 weeks of fall term.  Topics are listed below.

For further information, please contact
Dr Mike Van der Loos
BMEG Faculty Course Coordinator
phone: 604-827-4479
email: vdl@mech.ubc.ca


Introduction to Biostatistics – revision of concepts (including a pre-test of present knowledge)
Research designs and analyses appropriate for testing medical devices – cross sectional
Research designs and analyses appropriate for testing medical devices – longitudinal
Randomised trial (RCT) for devices – methodology
Randomised trial (RCT) for devices –logistics and potential pitfalls
Statistical analyses of longitudinal studies
Relative Risk (RR), Relative Risk reduction (RRR) and Number Need to Treat (NNT)
Statistical analyses of cross sectional studies – emphasis on diagnostic devices – test properties and interpretation
Statistical analyses of “time to event” studies – emphasis on failure time of devices
Sample Size estimation for different study designs
Case Study Automated Blood Pressure Monitor (ABPM)
Summary - What statistics should be used and when?
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