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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 May 23, 2018, 4:31 pm (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.



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