This course builds on the foundation courses of Introduction to Epidemiology and Introduction to Biostatistics. The objective of this course is to teach students how to apply basic 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. Students conduct epidemiological analyses on actual data sets. After completing this course, students will be able to: conduct descriptive data analysis; conduct categorical analyses, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), linear and logistic regression, and non-parametric testing in SAS. This course is restricted to epidemiology majors. Other majors may be permitted with permission from instructor(s).
Prerequisites: EPIM 5002 Introduction to Epidemiology, BISM 5001 Introduction to Biostatistics and BISM 6092 Introduction to SAS programming for Data Management and Analysis, if student has no experience using SAS Software. Co-requisite(s): EPIM 6012 Advanced Epidemiology I. Students must be familiar with computing and file structure.