General biostatistics education is primarily provided through the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics and the Biostatistics Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Program of the CCTSI. In addition, CBC faculty have offered short seminars on basic statistics to strategic partners to strengthen collaboration.
Courses in Biostatistics and Informatics
The department offers an introductory applied statistics sequence. The first course (Bios6601) covers descriptive statistics and covers enough basic analysis for the student to be able to create a "Table 1" for a scientific paper. The second course (Bios6602) covers basic regression analyses. These courses are designed for those without a calculus background and requires minimal calculations.
For those desiring more in-depth training the above courses are also taught at a level for those in the MS biostatistics graduate courses. They require calculus and cover the theory of the methods in addition to the application.
After these sequences the department offers other applied courses in longitudinal analysis, genetics/genomics analysis, etc...
Every Fall, the BERD core offers a Short Course in Biostatistics, which consists of seven weekly evening classes. The focus is on statistical literacy for research.
Approximately every other year, the BERD program offers monthly one-hour seminars on statistical literacy. We last offered these seminars in the 2013-14 academic year. Series videos (with embedded slides) are viewable on the CCTSI website, BERD page.
Quick Stat Resources
The BERD program of the CCTSI supported the creation of several 1-2 page tutorials on commonly used statistical tools. The PDFs are provided here and on the BERD website.