BIMS 8380: Basics of Study Design and Practical Statistics

BIMS 8380 includes lectures, web-based learning, group discussions, and practical laboratory exercises with stats software. Students learn the basics of typical study designs and practical use of common statistical methods. Students apply learning to reinforce skills and achieve practical competence in: identification of design and statistical resources, experimental design, evaluation of results, and data interpretation. Importantly, this course provides training in power analysis, which is essential for proper experimental design. While this course does not delve deeply into the analysis of “omics” data, it provides students with basic skills to build upon.