Introduction to basic biostatistics for health research (Monday 3 February, 2014)

Introduction to basic biostatistics for health research is a combination of classroom-based material, covering some of the basic concepts of biostatistics, and an integrated practical introduction to basic statistical procedures using the freeware Epi Info software package.

Topics covered  

Style of Course

Who should attend?  

The course is aimed at anyone who would like to better understand the basics of biostatistics. There is no need to have experience with either biostatistics or any software package – the material is aimed at people who have never studied (or used) statistics before, or those who have done so in the past, but would like a compact refresher course.

Draft timetable

9amData types; summary statistics; & the Normal distribution
10:30amMorning tea
11amConfidence intervals and hypothesis tests
12:30pmLunch break
1:30pmMethods for categorical outcome data
3pmAfternoon tea
3:30pmOdds ratios and relative risks

Teaching staff  


Tak-Ikeda dept of public health

Course cost  

public health summer school registernow

$300 early bird, $400 after 20 December 2013.

A 50% discount is available to full-time students, those unwaged and University of Otago staff.

For further information contact:
James Stanley, email:


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