This course focuses on advanced programming for managing and analyzing data using SAS. Building upon skills learned in BIOS 709 (Introduction to SAS), students will learn data management using PROC SQL. Students will also become familiar with the SAS Macro Language which prepares data for conducting efficient statistical analysis.
Public health graduates commonly find themselves in research positions. These research positions often require them to be able to work with the statistical program SAS. The ability to efficiently handle of study data is important to public health workers. This course teaches how to take work with data from a variety of electronic formats, reformat, recode and prepare for analysis. This course continues from the skills learned in Bios 709 (introduction to SAS) with advanced data management techniques. This course is open to all persons who have successfully taken Bios 709 with a B or higher or its equivlent.
In an effort to better serve our students and to reach a broader audience, the Department of Biostatistics desires to make more of their graduate courses deliverable through distance learning method. Providing this course in an online format is as important as it is to take courses on a campus. Quality asynchronous courses can benefit adult learners in the retailing field regardless of their physical location. The Department of Biostatistics has a proven track record of offering quality ADA compliant distributed learning courses. Delivering BIOS 700, EPID 700, BIOS 757, BIOS 709 & BIOS 710 via an asynchronous, 100% online format will also support the University’s efforts to make first-rate courses available to a wider scope of students, including those who may experience distance or time constraints.
Update will appear in 1920 Graduate Bulletin to be published 2.15.19.