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Biometrics: Methods in Biomedical Studies STAT 854 (4)

Principles, methods and applications of basic statistical approaches in biomedical studies are presented. Topics include introduction to epidemiology; design of cohort and case-control studies; experimental versus observational data, and cross-sectional versus longitudinal studies; issues of confounding, causation and missing data; design of clinical trials; data monitoring and interim analysis. Prerequisite: STAT 450 or permission of the instructor.