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BIOS 709 - Basic Software for Public Health

Class Session: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Monday, April 30, 2018

Credit: 1 semester hour of graduate credit

Instructor: Robert Moran

Note: The final exam is online and may be taken anytime over a 2 day period using any computer you wish on 3/5 & 3/6.


Course Description

Working with public health data using statistical software. Effective ways to collect, store, clean, merge, and format public health data for analysis.


General Information

This is a videostreaming course utilizing Adobe Connect, but students will be required to attend an orientation session on January 16, 9-10am. USC Columbia students will attend the orientation in TBA.


On-Campus Sessions/Orientation Information

Computer lab sessions meet twice a week on Tuesday & Thursday from 9-10am. in Discovery I room 431. These sessions are not required, but students are strongly encouraged to attend. The lab offers various software packages that are pre-installed on all the lab computers. Students choosing to learn the material on their own or take the exams at a remote location will be responsible for providing the appropriate software. We will be using SAS, Stata, Epidata & MS Access.


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

See course syllabus for materials information.


Information is accurate as of February 19, 2018, 7:06 am (Subject to change)



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