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BIOS 709 - Basic Software for Public Health

Class Session: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Friday, December 08, 2017

Credit: 1 semester hour of graduate credit

Instructor: Robert Moran

Course Description

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

General Information

This is a video streaming course utilizing Adobe Connect. An orientation session is scheduled for Aug. 28, 11am-Noon. Students may attend the orientation in Wardlaw College room 116, view orientation online via live chat on Adobe Connect and may call in with questions or watch the recording at a later time. 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; 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 10am - 11am 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 already 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

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).

Course Materials

See course syllabus for materials information.

Information is accurate as of August 17, 2018, 3:05 am (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.

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