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    8 Weeks
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    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
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About this course

This course is credit eligible through Doane University's Open Learning Academy. The Open Learning Academy's 3-4 credit hour courses are designed to provide learners with foundational coursework for undergraduate level programs. It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.
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In this undergraduate-level biostatistics course, the learners will be introduced to the use of statistics and study designs in biology. Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to design experimental, quasi-experimental and observational studies that will meet regulatory guidelines; collect, analyze, and interpret data using appropriate statistical tools. These are skills utilized in bio-statistical research in healthcare as well as other biology related fields. The importance of having these skills is recognized within public health sectors relating to analysis of drug effectiveness and risk factors for different illnesses, effectiveness of heath care interventions as well as helping explain biological phenomena.

In addition to fulfilling requirements in undergraduate college programs, this undergraduate level course also provides future healthcare professionals with foundational coursework required for successful entry into a health professions graduate program or medical school. This course may also spark further interest for the learner towards a more advanced degree in biostatistics. The field of biostatistics provides an increasing opportunity for employment. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, this field will experience a 14% employment growth between 2010 and 2020.

BIOL-295x BioStatistics from DoaneX is a credit-eligible course. Learners have the opportunity to experience this same rigorous university-level course on a flexible schedule and earn academic credit when they pass the course with a C or better.

Credit details:

Number of credit hours for BIOL-295x BioStatistics: 3 credit hours. 
Cost: $500 (USD) - pay for credit earned after passing the course with a C or better.

Eligibility:

  • Learner must enroll in the Verified Certificate option 
  • Learner must abide to all course and academic integrity policies throughout the entire course.
  • Learner must receive a passing grade of a C or better.

What you'll learn

  • Identify different types of data, and how it can be collected
  • Recognize and design simple experiments
  • Summarize data numerically and graphically using R
  • Understand the difference between point and interval estimation
  • Determine and perform correct statistical test
  • Conclude and interpret the results from those tests

Meet your instructors

Michael Kangas
Ph.D.
Doane University

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