Biostatistics 1


This module is the first of the four online Biostatistics modules.

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Learning objectives for this Activity:

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

Define basic concepts, principles, and common designs for clinical trials and biomedical studies including:
Placebo control and active control
Randomization Blinding and

Focus on common statistical concepts of measurement in medical studies and medical practice:
-Scale of measurement: quantitative, qualitative (a.k.a. categorical)
-Outcome of measure: prevalence, survival rates
-Numerical summary of data: centrality of measurement (mean, median, mode)
-Graphical display of data: the shape of the distribution

Evaluate diagnostic tests and/or screening tests including:
-Conditional probability
-Sensitivity and specificity as conditional probabilities
-Predictive value of positive screening tests or diagnostic tests

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