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Fall 2014 Session

BIOS 709
Basic Software for Public Health

CLASS SESSION BEGINS: Thursday, August 21, 2014

General Information: This is a videostreaming course utilizing Adobe Connect, but students will be required to attend an orientation session on Aug. 25, 10 - 11 a.m. USC Columbia students will attend the orientation in Wardlaw College, Room 116; all other students will view orientation online via live chat on Adobe Connect and may call in with questions during class. Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the date of orientation. Students viewing the orientation at a later date and for the video streaming site, visit the Web site at http://video.sc.edu; click on the appropriate college/school and then your orientation or class link.

On-Campus Sessions/Orientation Information: Computer lab sessions meet twice a week on Monday & Wednesday from 10-11a.m. in Discovery I, room 431. These sessions are not required, but students are strongly encouraged to attend. The lab offers various software packages that are pre-installed on all the lab computers. Students choosing to learn the material on their own or take the exams at a remote location will be responsible for providing the appropriate software. We will be using SAS, Stata, Epidata & MS Access.

Course Delivery Type: Over 50% Web Delivery: A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(One or more synchronous components will REQUIRE meeting face-to-face or Online).

Credit: 1 semester hour of graduate credit

Instructor: Robert Moran

Graduate Bulletin Course Description: Working with public health data using statistical software. Effective ways to collect, store, clean, merge, and format public health data for analysis.

Information is accurate as of
October 21, 2014, 12:46 pm
(Subject to change)

Course Materials
See course syllabus for materials information.

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