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Masters in Biostatistics

Open to graduate students in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics or approval of the department.

Biostatistics-Specific Core Courses

EPI 808B Advanced Biostatistics

Fall 3(3,0)

Prerequisite:  EPI 810 or concurrently

Fundamental theory of probability and statistical inference related to the practice of public health. Discrete and continuous random variables, sampling distributions, parametric point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, maximum likelihood estimates, methods of constructing test and estimation procedures. Sample size, power, and efficiency.

EPI 826B Categorical Data Analysis

Spring 3(3,0)

Prerequisite: EPI 808B and EPI 810

Applications to real data from clinical and epidemiologic studies of categorical outcomes, distributions for categorical responses and contingency tables, logistic regression and related logit models for binary and multicategory response variables, repeated and clustered categorical data, generalized linear mixed models.

EPI 853B Statistical Computing or STT 461 Computations in Probability and Statistics

Fall 3(3,0)

Prerequisite: EPI 808B and EPI 826B

Statistical computation and algorithms using programming languages, SAS/IML, R and/or Stata, Newton-Raphson method, Monte Carlo simulation of probability distributions, bootstrap, statistical graphics.

EPI 855 Biostatistical Modeling in Genomic Data Analysis

Fall 3(3,0)

Prerequisite: EPI 808B and EPI 826B

Introduction to fundamental principles and modeling of genomic /genetic data and computational techniques

EPI 856 Statistical Consulting in Public Health

Spring 1(1,0)

Prerequisite:  EPI 826B and (LCS 829 or concurrently)

Critical appraisal of applied epidemiological studies, use of real applications to solve design and data analysis problem, and communication of findings to public health researchers, oral/written reports on intermediate and final results of case studies

Epidemiology-Specific Core Courses

EPI 810 Introductory Epidemiology

Fall 3(3,0)

Disease from a population perspective as the interaction of host, agent, and environment. Case definition, measuring frequency of disease, mortality and morbidity data, and major study designs. Offered first half of semester.

LCS 829 Design and Conduct of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials

Spring 3(3,0)

Prerequisite: (EPI 810 or VM 533) and (EPI 808 or EPI 808B)

Applied analytical methods in experimental design. Assessment of health and disease status of animal and human populations. Risk assessment and interpretation of clinical trials.

Elective Courses

 Biostatistics/Statistics/Econometrics/Epidemiology (total 16 Credits)

Biostatistics/Statistics/Econometrics (13 Credits)

STT/EPI 847 Analysis of Survival Data
EPI 851 SAS Programming I: Essentials
EPI 852 SAS Programming II: Data Management & Analysis
EPI 858 Clinical Trials
EPI 920 Advanced Methods in Epidemiology & Applied Statistics
EPI 950 Advanced Biostatistical Methods in Epidemiology
EPI 951 Latent Variable Modeling
EPI 952 Duration and Severity Analysis
EPI 953 Analytic Strategies for Observational Studies
STT 801 Design of Experiments
STT 825 Sample Surveys
STT 861 Theory of Probability and Statistics I
STT 862 Theory of Probability and Statistics II
EC/STT 821A Cross Section and Panel Data Econometrics I
EC/STT 821B Cross Section and Panel Data Econometrics II
FW/STT 850 Applied Multivariate Statistical Methods

Epidemiology (3 Credits)

EPI 805 Readings in the Historical Roots of Epidemiological Thought
EPI 812 Causal Inference in Epidemiology
EPI 813 Investigation of Disease Outbreaks
EPI 814 Nutritional Epidemiology
EPI 815 Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease
EPI 816 Perinatal Epidemiology
EPI 817 Epidemiology of Communicable Disease
EPI 819 Spatial Epidemiology
EPI 820 Evidence-based Medicine (currently offered as Independent Study)
EPI 823 Cancer Epidemiology
LCS/EPI 830 Epidemiologic Overview of Foodborne Diseases & Food Safety
EPI 835 Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology
EPI 890 Independent Study
EPI 910 Themes in Contemporary Epidemiology

Masters Thesis Research

EPI 899.  A minimum of 4 credits is required and a maximum of 36 credits is allowable.