Academic Catalog


Course Code: 2460567
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Statistics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator:
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Introduction to use of statistical methodology in health related sciences. Types of health data. Odds ratio, relative risk. Prospective and retrospective study designs. Cohort, case-control, case-cohort, nested case-control studies. Analysis of survival data. Kaplan-Meier, life tables, Cox`s proportional hazards model. Analysis of case-control data. Unconditional, conditional, polytomous logistic regression. Introduction to genetic epidemiology. Testing Hardy-Weinberg law. Linkeage analysis. Analysis of microarray data. Association studies. Sample size and power. Recent developments in biostatistics and genetic epidemiology.