Mathematics/Statistics II

BSTA 552

MS in Biostatistics Program

Course Description: The objectives of the two term sequence are to (1) provide students with fundamental principles for conducting statistical inference both via estimation and hypothesis testing and (2) develop the mathematical skills for applying these principles in new situations. In the first term we focus on principles of data reduction and estimation, but will also introduce hypothesis testing if time permits. In the second term we focus on hypothesis testing, interval estimation, and asymptotic results.

Credits: 3 per course

Term Offered: Winter (BSTA 551) and Spring (BSTA 552)

Prerequisites: differential and integral calculus and BSTA 550 Introduction to Probability