COURSE UNIT TITLE

: FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOSTATISTICS

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
HSA 5043 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOSTATISTICS ELECTIVE 2 0 0 6

Offered By

Public Health

Level of Course Unit

Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Course Coordinator

PROFESSOR DOCTOR ŞERIFE REYHAN UÇKU

Offered to

CLINICAL DRUG RESEARCH
Public Health

Course Objective

Learn research methodology and data analyses

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   Be able to understand research read
2   Plan research
3   Collect data
4   Analyse data
5   Write research

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 Scientific methodology
2 Causality
3 Literature review
4 Types of research
5 Population, sample, sampling
6 Binomial, Poisson, Gaussian distributions
7 Standard disribution, p value
8 Standard deviation, standard error, confidence interval
9 Data, standard collection of data
10 Analysing quantitive data
11 Analysing qualititive data
12 Writing research

Recomended or Required Reading

Portney LG, Watkins MP. Foundations of clinical research. Prentice Hall;2000.
Abramson JH, Abramson ZH. Survey methods in community medicine. 5th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone;1999.
Kirkwood BR, Sterne JAC. Essential medical statistics. Bodmin: Blackwell Science; 2003.
Daly LE, Bourke GJ. Interpretation and uses of medical statistics. 5th ed. Oxford: Blackwell Science;2000
Armitage P, Berry G. Statistical methods in medical research. 3rd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Science;1996.
Dawson B, Trapp RG. Basic and clinical biostatistics. 4td ed. New York: Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill;2004.
Dupont WD. Statistical modelling for biomedical researchers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press;2002.
Elwood M. Causal relationships in medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press;1992.
Elwood M. Critical appraisal of epidemiological studies and clinical trials. Oxford: Oxford University Press;1998.
Aksakoğlu G. Sağlıkta araştırma ve çözümleme. DEÜTF;2006

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 PRF PERFORMANCE
2 FIN FINAL EXAM
3 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE PRF * 0.40 + FIN*0.60
4 RST RESIT
5 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) PRF * 0.40 + FCGR*0.60


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria

To be announced.

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

Regular attendance

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

gazanfer.aksakoglu@deu.edu.tr

4124001,2

Office Hours

To be announced.

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 15 2 30
Case study 15 2 30
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 15 2 30
Preparation for midterm exam 1 10 10
Preparation for final exam 1 10 10
Preparing assignments 5 5 25
Final 1 2 2
Midterm 1 2 2
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 139

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

PO/LOPO.1PO.2PO.3PO.4PO.5PO.6PO.7PO.8PO.9PO.10
LO.12225354455
LO.22225354455
LO.32225354455
LO.42225354455
LO.52225354455