Spring 2008

**Statistics 272/372**

**Introduction to Biostatistics**

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**Text**: * Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Biomedical Data*, 2

^{nd}Ed. By Robert Woolson and William Clarke, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2002.

**References:** 1. * Biostatistics: A Methodology for the Health Sciences*, 2

^{nd}Ed, by Gerald Van Belle, Lloyd D. Fisher, Patrick J. Heagerty, and Thomas Lumley, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004.

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*.*__The Little SAS__, 2 Ed, by Delwiche, L. D. and Slaughter, S. J., SAS Publishing.__Book: A Primer__ , 3__SAS System for Regression__^{rd}Ed., by Freund, R. J., and Littell, R. C., SAS Publishing.by Xiao-Hua Zhou, Nancy A. Obuchowski, and Donna K. McClish, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2002.__Statistical Methods in Diagnostic Medicine,__

**Time and Place**: M-W-F 11:00-12:00, CLAS 344

**Instructor**: Ofer Harel

Office: CLAS 320

Phone: 486-6989

Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 9:00-10:00 or by appointment

Email: oharel@stat.uconn.edu

Webpage: www.stat.uconn.edu/~oharel

**Prerequisite: **Stat 220 and Stat 230

**Grading**: You are responsible for the material covered in the text, lectures, and homework. The final grade will be based on class participation (might composed of quizzes, and other types of participation), project, homework, two in class examinations and final exam. There will be no makeup exams. Each homework assignment is due a week after it is assigned. All three exams are closed book and closed notes. However, you are allowed to bring in one page (8.5”x11”) of your own notes. Students are expected to bring a calculator during the exams. Although the exams are the same for students in both classes (Stat 272 and Stat 372), the grades are assigned based on different curves, one for undergraduates and the other one for graduates.

Homework: 20%

Class participation: 5%

Project: 15%

Exam 1: 15% Week of Feb 11-15

Exam 2: 15% Week of Mar 24-28

Final Exam: 30% (According to the schedule)