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Course Descriptions

The curriculum of the program in the Department of Mathematics is designed to provide a broad education in both theoretical and applied mathematics. It also develops the scientific knowledge and the problem solving, computing, and communications skills that are critical to a successful mathematically based career.

MA 482 - Biostatistics

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: S
  • Graduate Studies Eligible: No
  • Prerequisites: MA 223 or MA 382
  • Corequisites: None

This course introduces statistical techniques for addressing the challenges that arise in the analysis of data from the biological sciences (including biology, biomedical engineering, and the medical community). Topics include linear regression modeling, nonlinear regression, repeated measures analysis (including mixed models), and survival/reliability analysis (analysis of time-to-event data). Flexible modeling strategies including relaxing linearity and distributional assumptions are discussed. Additional topics are introduced when discussing articles found in the literature, including properties of study design, power, meta-analysis, missing data, and causal inference. No prerequisite knowledge of biology is assumed. Review of fundamental prerequisite statistics will be included as necessary.

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