COMM 201– Biostatistics:-

Course Description:

Biostatistics is the scientific discipline which is concerned with the application of statistical methods to the problems in biology and medicine. Diagnosis of patient for community needs aver careful observation of empirical data. To get an insight into the actual condition, one must know how to handle and treat this mass of information. This skill in collecting, organizing the data for right understanding and interpretation of the situation is achieved through a training in statistical method and principles.

Course Objectives;

At the end of the course the student should be able to – use statistical principles in collection, compilation, presentation, analysis and interpretation of clinical and community data.

Plan and conduct sample surveys.

Lecture Topics:

Introduction to biostatistics – statistical data source and characters
Methods of condensation of data, graphical presentation
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of variability
Probability
Frequency distribution and normal distribution
Sampling distribution and standard error
Association and correlation
Theory of inference (Test of significant)
Sampling and sampling design

Biostatistics Practical II:

  • Calculation and interpretation of different indices of central tendencies

Biostatistics Practical III:

  • Calculation and interpretation measures of variation

Biostatistics Practical IV

  • Normal distribution and application of normal distribution in medical problems

Biostatistics Practical V:

  • Use of random number

Tables for sampling and large sampling distribution and calculation of standard error
Biostatistics Practical VI – Test of significant – Large sampling
Biostatistics Practical VII – Test of significant (t-test and x-test)
Biostatistics Practical VIII – Different sampling techniques