Stat 575

Course Outline
STAT 575: Biostatistics
Instructor: Prof. Khalaf S. Sultan
Time:        Monday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Office#:   2B20 Building #4, Phone  4676263
Recommended Book:

  1. Rosner, B. (2015). Fundamentals of Biostatistics, 8th  edition, Cengage Learnin.
  2. Daniel, W., Cross, c. and Pstat, p. (2013). Biostatistics: A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences. 10th edition. Wiley.


Topic No of
Introduction to Bio-Statistics, types of data and graphical representation 1
Descriptive statistics:
Measures of Central tendency- Mean, median, mode, Measures of dispersion, Range, Standard deviation, coefficient of variation.
Calculating Measures from an Ungrouped Frequency Table Approximating Measures from Grouped Data.
Basic probability, conditional probability, concept of independence, Sensitivity, Specificity etc, and Bayes Theorem for predictive probabilities. 2
Some discrete probability distributions: cumulative probability distribution, Binomial, and Poisson –their mean and variance 1
Continuous probability distributions: Normal distribution, Standard normal and t distributions. 1
Sampling distribution of one and two sample means and one and two proportions. 1
Statistical inference: Point and interval estimation, Type of errors, Concept of P-value, testing hypothesis about one and two samples means and proportions including Paired data – different cases under normality. 2
ANOVA: 1 and 2-way ANOVA. Methods for multiple comparisons. 1
Categorical data analysis and chi-square tests 2
Simple and Multiple Regression Analysis, Best regression(Forward, Backward, stepwise) 2
Logistic regression: One and multiple predictors. Interpretation of the parameter estimate in terms of the odds ratio and C=Roc. 1


Assignments Tests:

Assignments Will be given during the class 20 Marks
Midterm Exam   30 Marks
Projects & presentations   10 Marks
Final Exam   40 Marks

Computing facilities
Excel and R
Student missing more than 25% of the total class hours won't be allowed to write
   the final exam.  

Course Materials