About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 9 hours/week
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

What you will learn

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    Calculate summary statistics from public health and biomedical data

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    Interpret written and visual presentations of statistical data

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    Evaluate and interpret results of various regression methods

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    Choose the most appropriate statistical method to answer your research question

Skills you will gain

StatisticsStatistical Hypothesis Testingvariabilityregression
100% online courses

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 9 hours/week
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

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When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Summary Statistics in Public Health

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Biostatistics is the application of statistical reasoning to the life sciences, and it is the key to unlocking the data gathered by researchers and the evidence presented in the scientific literature. In this course, we'll focus on the use of statistical measurement methods within the world of public health research. Along the way, you'll be introduced to a variety of methods and measures, and you'll practice interpreting data and performing calculations on real data from published studies. Topics include summary measures, visual displays, continuous data, sample size, the normal distribution, binary data, the element of time, and the Kaplan-Meir curve....
Course2

Hypothesis Testing in Public Health

5.0
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Biostatistics is an essential skill for every public health researcher because it provides a set of precise methods for extracting meaningful conclusions from data. In this second course of the Biostatistics in Public Health Specialization, you'll learn to evaluate sample variability and apply statistical hypothesis testing methods. Along the way, you'll perform calculations and interpret real-world data from the published scientific literature. Topics include sample statistics, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and p values....
Course3

Simple Regression Analysis in Public Health

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Biostatistics is the application of statistical reasoning to the life sciences, and it's the key to unlocking the data gathered by researchers and the evidence presented in the scientific public health literature. In this course, we'll focus on the use of simple regression methods to determine the relationship between an outcome of interest and a single predictor via a linear equation. Along the way, you'll be introduced to a variety of methods, and you'll practice interpreting data and performing calculations on real data from published studies. Topics include logistic regression, confidence intervals, p-values, Cox regression, confounding, adjustment, and effect modification....
Course4

Multiple Regression Analysis in Public Health

Biostatistics is the application of statistical reasoning to the life sciences, and it's the key to unlocking the data gathered by researchers and the evidence presented in the scientific public health literature. In this course, you'll extend simple regression to the prediction of a single outcome of interest on the basis of multiple variables. Along the way, you'll be introduced to a variety of methods, and you'll practice interpreting data and performing calculations on real data from published studies. Topics include multiple logistic regression, the Spline approach, confidence intervals, p-values, multiple Cox regression, adjustment, and effect modification....

Instructor

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John McGready, PhD, MS

Associate Scientist, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

About Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • The specialization is structured as four 4-week courses, so it can be completed in as little as 16 weeks. However, you should plan a pace that suits your particular circumstances. None of the assignments require peer evaluation, so you can work at your own pace.

  • Mathematical ability up through and including basic algebra, including logarithms and the equation of a line

  • We strongly recommend taking the course in the order in which they are presented. The courses build on one another.

  • Learners who complete the specialization will be able to perform statistical calculations and interpret data to support research in the field of public health.

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