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BIOS 700 - Introduction to Biostatistics

Class Session: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Friday, December 08, 2017

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Instructor: Robert Moran

Note: This is a videostreaming course utilizing Adobe Connect. Students may connect to the Webcast at video.sc.edu. Scroll down to Arnold School of Public Health, click on Fall and BIOS 700 class link.


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.


General Information

Students may participate in nine optional Q&A sessions using Adobe Connect on August 28; September 11 & 25: October 2, 9 & 23; November 6, 20; and December 4 from Noon - 1:00 pm. 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. 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.


Online Session Information

Students are asked to participate in a live chat for an orientation session using Adobe Connect on Monday, August 28, Noon-1:00 pm. USC Columbia students may attend orientation in Wardlaw College room 116; all other students will view orientation via the Internet and may call in with questions. Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the orientation session. High-speed Internet access is required for Adobe Connect.


Course Delivery Type

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).


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.


.Video Streaming Assistance.

For information on getting started and technical information about streaming video, visit the Media Services Web site.


Information is accurate as of November 20, 2017, 6:46 am (Subject to change)



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