This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of statistical analysis in clinical research. The course will introduce the basic concepts and methods of statistical analysis that are commonly used in clinical research, including descriptive statistics, probability theory, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis.
The course covers the basic tools for the collection, analysis, and presentation of population health data. The course begins with exploratory analysis (data summaries, visualization), probability distributions and progresses to confidence intervals and hypothesis testing of sample means and proportions. Central to these inferential reasoning skills the course also focuses on the interpretation of research findings. Finally, the course introduces key epidemiological study designs and various sampling techniques.