Health in Numbers: Quantitative Methods in Clinical & Public Health Research

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Health in Numbers: Quantitative Methods in Clinical & Public Health Research

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Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research is the online adaptation of material from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's classes in epidemiology and biostatistics. Principled investigations to monitor and thus improve the health of individuals are firmly based on a sound understanding of modern quantitative methods. This involves the ability to discover patterns and extract knowledge from health data on a sample of individuals and then to infer, with measured uncertainty, the unobserved population characteristics. This course will address this need by covering the principles of biostatistics and epidemiology used for public health and clinical research. These include outcomes measurement, measures of associations between outcomes and their determinants, study design options, bias and confounding, probability and diagnostic tests, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, power and sample size determina...

Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research is the online adaptation of material from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's classes in epidemiology and biostatistics. Principled investigations to monitor and thus improve the health of individuals are firmly based on a sound understanding of modern quantitative methods. This involves the ability to discover patterns and extract knowledge from health data on a sample of individuals and then to infer, with measured uncertainty, the unobserved population characteristics. This course will address this need by covering the principles of biostatistics and epidemiology used for public health and clinical research. These include outcomes measurement, measures of associations between outcomes and their determinants, study design options, bias and confounding, probability and diagnostic tests, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, power and sample size determinations, life tables and survival methods, regression methods (both, linear and logistic), and sample survey techniques. Students will analyze sample data sets to acquire knowledge of appropriate computer software. By the end of the course the successful student should have attained a sound understanding of these methods and a solid foundation for further study.
 

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Nothing! The course is free.

When will assignments be due?
The course is organized into weeks, and each week will have its own set of assignments. Students will be expected to complete their homework each week.

Do I need any other materials to take the course?
Nope, as long as you’ve got a Mac or PC, you’ll be ready to take the course.

Will the course use any textbooks or software?
Yes! We'll have free access to the book "Principles of Biostatistics" written by Marcello Pagano (one of the Professors) and Kimberlee Gauvreau.

In addition to the textbook, we'll use Stata (a piece of software for doing statistical analysis).

Thanks to our friends at Statacorp, we'll have free copies of Stata available for all students to use for the duration of the course (Mac and PC only).

Do I need to watch the lectures live?
No. You can watch the lectures at your leisure.

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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 9 months ago
I was really excited to be in this class, I had used Pagano's book and the manual for intro to bio-statistics in a different program, which was a great challenge but this class is a hybrid of Epidemiology and Bio-statistics. It was well taught, very easy to understand, I learned so much in this class and still go to my archive.I highly recommend this course it is worth your time.
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Frasquet Julia

9/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 7 months ago
I would like to make a course like this one, relationship with investigation, It´s possible in the futur to repit it?
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1 year, 11 months ago
When the course will start? Or How I can have access to the materials of this course? Nf Dj F F F F F F F F F
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Hind Mohamed

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years ago
the course content is very useful and interst to me. This is the cource Iam looking for brcause I had master degree on Dental public health,and this cource and its content will be very sefull to me as I want to make Phd and Iam very interst epidemiology and biostatistics . Ifell that I need to know more and more in both subject. Specially in biostatistic want to be superior on it, this will help me in dowing researche and data analysis without biostatition help.Iam realy very interst in this cource.
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Albert Straub

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2 years, 2 months ago
A great text, fabulous instructors, and applications. Together, it made this a fantastic class. Harvard definitely has some great teachers.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 3 months ago
I am glad to see such type of course. This course really means to Public Health Professional like me. I wish that such type of course be re-introduced soon so that i can be one among the learners of this course.
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2 years, 11 months ago
it's reallly fantastic i wish if i can take it to learn more about it this course can help me in my career so i wish get the most benfite from it
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Gustavo Adolfo Holguin

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3 years ago
Good night, i have seen interesting use of statistic for public health. Actually, i m student of Msc Public Health, and i would like to learn more about it. This course will be open this year ? Best Regards, Gustavo.
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hassan mursal

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3 years, 4 months ago
I think very advantages sources That advantage more people that you live all of the world we give many lesson
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 4 months ago
I really like the course. and the Health is very important for us in modern world so u should make it very good especially your self and when your are sick you should get a lot of medicine Because it can make you have a problem too
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5 years, 10 months ago
I really liked the course. I was able to earn the certificate. It is a bit tough but it is worth studying.
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6 years, 7 months ago
Great, this course is just great. Great explanations, access to a specialised software. Very useful and clear.
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6 years, 5 months ago
The best online course I've taken so far. If you're interested in learning statistics I highly recommend this course, even if you're not that interested in biostatistics or public health issues. The latter just serves as an illustration of practical applications of statistics - which is great!
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