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Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine Department of Public Health

Biostatistics M 391 , 2 CH, Second Semester, 2011/2012 Instructor: Dr. Atallah Z. Rabi Time of Lecture: Monday and Wdesday 10:15 11:45 AM (Middle Hall) Office Hours: Monday and Wdesday 9:45 10:15 Sunday : 12:00 13:30 Course Objectives: By the end of this course, students are expected to: 1. Know the proper statistical methods, which fit the study design and the type of study variables 2. Apply statistical data analysis including, estimation and hypothesis testing,, 3. Understand vital statistics used in health sciences and related research 4. Presentation and Interpretation of data and research findings

TOPICS
Getting acquainted with biostatistics Introduction and basic concepts Measurement and measurement scalessampling and statistical inferences Sampling and statistical inferences Understanding the meaning of data Grouped data: the prequency distribution Descriptive Statistics: Measures of Central Tendency Descriptive Statistics: Measures of dispersion Probability: the basis of statistical inference Definitions Types of Probabilities: Objective and subjective Oroperties of probability Calculating the probability of an event Bayes Theorem, Screening Tests, Sensitivity, Ppecificty, and predictive value positive and negative Probabilistic Feasures of Certain Data Distributions Probability distribution of Discrete Variables Binomial Distribution The Poisson Distribution The normal Distribution Continuos probability Distributions First Examination: Monday, March 5th, 2012, Lab10H2, 10H3 & 10H4

Probabilistic Feasures of the Distributions of Certain Sample Statistics Sampling Distribution Distribution of Sample Mean Distribution of the difference Between Two Sample Means Distribution of the Sample Proportion Distribution of the difference Between Two Sample Proportion Using Sample Data to Make Estimates About Population Parameters Confidence Interval for a Population Mean The t Distribution Confidence Interval for The difference Between Two Population Means Confidence Interval for a Population Proportion Confidence Interval for The difference Between Two Population Proportions Determination of the Sample Sizeto for Estimating Means Using Sample Statistics to Test Hypothesis About Population Parameters Hypothesis Testing: A single Population Mean Hypothesis Testing: The difference Between Two Population Means Paired Comparison Hypothesis Testing: A single Population Proportion Hypothesis Testing: The difference Between Two Population Proportion The Type I and II Errors The power of the test Determination of the Sample Sizeto to Control Type II Error Second Examination: Wednesday, April 11th, 2011, Lab 10H2, 10H3 & 10H4 Statistical Inference and the Relationship Between Two Variables The regression Model The Sample Regression Equation Estimating The Regression Equation The Correlation Model The Correlation Coefficient Evaluation the Health of Human Groups: Vital Statistics Death rates and ratios Measures of morbidity and Mortality Measures of fertility Course Review Grade Distribution 1st Exam 2nd Exam Final Exam 30 % 30 % 40 %

Final Exam: as scheduled by Departemnt of Registration during final exams period Suggested Reference: 1. Wayne W. Daniel, Biostatistics: A foundation for analysis in health sciences, 9th edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York,