This course builds on the foundation courses Introduction to Epidemiology and Introduction to Biostatistics. The objective of this course is on how to apply epidemiological and statistical methods and concepts using SAS statistical software package and to serve as a bridge to the methods presented in more advanced epidemiology courses. Each session is a combination of didactic lecture and hands-on practice. Student conduct epidemiological analyses on actual data sets. After completing this course students will be able to: prepare and clean data for analysis; conduct descriptive data analysis using SAS; conduct categorical analyses, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and linear regression in SAS as well as describe the role of logistic regression in epidemiology. This course is restricted to epidemiology majors. Other majors may be permitted with permission from the instructor(s).
Prerequisites: Introduction to Epidemiology and Introduction to BIostatistics