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BIOS 757 - Intermediate Biometrics

Class Session: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Monday, April 30, 2018

Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit

Prerequisites: a course in introductory statistics

Instructor: Feifei Xiao


Course Description

Public health applications of correlation, regression, multiple regression, single and multi-factor analysis of variance and analysis of covariance.


Online Session Information

The instructor will utilize Adobe Connect to offer live, online chat sessions throughout the semester. Students may participate in one optional orientation session on Tuesday, January 16, 8 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. Students may participate in nine optional Q&A sessions, 8 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Mondays: January 22, 29; February 12, 26; March 5, 26; and April 9, 23, and 30. Students may be present, either in person or online, for the orientation and Q&A sessions, or may view the sessions at a later time. USC Columbia students may attend sessions in Wardlaw College room 116; all other students will view classes via the Internet and may call in with questions during class. For students viewing the sessions live online, the Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. Students viewing at a later time may visit the Web site video.sc.edu; click on the appropriate college/school and then your class link to view sessions. High-speed Internet access is required for Adobe Connect.


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

Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.


Information is accurate as of September 18, 2018, 11:54 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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