Statistics for the Health Sciences (MATH 050)


High School Diploma or equivalent. A thorough understanding of Algebra is a critical requirement.

Course Description

This is an introductory course on biostatistical methods and concepts applied to problems of interest to health science professionals. The course emphasizes the understanding, interpretation, and application of such methods and concepts to the health sciences and does not require knowledge of calculus. The course is organized in a way to provide students with key statistical concepts, descriptive statistics and basic concepts of statistical inference, covering univariate, bivariate, and multivariate statistical analyses. Topics include measures of central tendency and variability, normal distribution, hypothesis testing, p-values, confidence intervals, correlation, differences between group means (t-tests and analysis of variance), and regression.


There is no required textbook for this course.

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