Introduction to Biostatistics

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Date Developed: Unknown. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Susan Telke. Type: Interactive Modules. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.


This online training provides an overview of sampling mathematics (average, range, variance, standard deviation, etc.), histograms, normal population distribution, and the 68-95-99.7 rule.

Learning Objectives

• Identify the core functions of biostatistics and roles of biostatisticians as they relate to public health practice.

• Describe basic uses of biostatistics within public health.

• Gain an understanding of key terms used in biostatistics.

• Identify principles of normal population distribution in authentic situations.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.