GLHLTH 707K Biostatistics and Epi for Global Health II
This course expands directly on Quantitative Research Methods I to present intermediate topics in biostatistics and epidemiology. Topics will include a review of study designs including meta-analysis; intensive study of bias, including confounding, selection bias, and misclassification; missing data; sensitivity analysis; topics in regression analysis; and an introduction to the analysis of time to event data, including lifetable methods, survival curves, and Cox proportional hazards models. We will incorporate discussions of causal inference into the semester’s content as well as discussions of how to read, review, and write scientific literature. In addition to the lecture component, the course includes data analysis workshop section in which the students will develop programming and statistical analysis skills as they perform a guided data analysis.