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Fall 2013 Session

BIOS 700
Introduction to Biostatistics

CLASS SESSION: Thursday, August 22, 2013-Friday, December 06, 2013

General Information: This is a videostreaming course utilizing Adobe Connect, but students will be required to attend an orientation session via live chat on Adobe Connect on Monday, Aug. 26, 3 - 4 p.m. USC Columbia students will attend the orientation in Wardlaw College, Room 116; all other students will view the orientation via the Internet and may call in with questions during class. Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the date of orientation. Students viewing the orientation at a later date and for the video streaming site, visit the Web site at video.sc.edu; scroll down to Arnold School of Public Health, click on Fall and BIOS 700 class link.

On-Campus Sessions/Orientation Information: In addition to the orientation (see General Info above), students will be required to attend two live sessions at USC Columbia for examinations on Wednesdays: Oct. 9, 2 - 5 p.m. (midterm); and Dec.11 (final), 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Online Session Information: Students may participate in nine optional Q&A sessions using Adobe Connect on Mondays: Sept. 9, 23 and 30; Oct. 7 and 21; Nov. 4 and 18; Dec. 2 and 9; 3 - 4 p.m. USC Columbia students may attend Q&A sessions in Wardlaw College, Room 116; all other students will view Q&A sessions via the Internet and may call in with questions during class. Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the first Q&A session. High-speed Internet access is required for Adobe Connect.

Video Streaming Assistance: Video Streaming Assistance Information on technical requirements and getting started with video streaming is available online.

Course Delivery Type: Over 50% Web Delivery: A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(One or more synchronous components will REQUIRE meeting face-to-face or Online).

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Instructor: Robert Moran

Graduate Bulletin Course Description: Health-related statistical applications. Descriptive statistics, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression, correlation, ANOVA. May not be used as part of a degree program in epidemiology or biostatistics.

Information is accurate as of
December 21, 2014, 1:14 am
(Subject to change)

Course Materials
Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.

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