Essentials of Biostatistics with JMP®

Lisa Sullivan, PhD, Associate Dean for Education, Professor of Biostatistics, BUSPH

Online 40 Hours Begins June 10, 2019 Registration Closed

Program Description

This completely online program provides a comprehensive introduction to the use of biostatistics in the field of public health. Participants will learn to compute and interpret descriptive and inferential statistics using SAS JMP®.  Topics will include descriptive statistics and graphical displays of data, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing for means and proportions, linear and logistic regression and survival analysis.

The program runs over eight weeks in June and July, and includes graded project work for feedback and one live office hour session with Dr. Sullivan each week.


Upon completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Generate appropriate descriptive statistics to summarize public health data using JMP®;
  • Compute and interpret confidence interval estimates and tests of hypothesis using JMP®;
  • Interpret statistical results, tables, and figures from public health literature;
  • Appropriately interpret and present, in lay terms, descriptive statistics, estimates, tests of hypothesis, crude and adjusted measures of effect

Included in the program are:

Required knowledge/pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this program.

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Program Details

Online 40 Hours June-July, 2019 Registration Closed

-Estimated time commitment of 5-7 hours per week
-1 live office hour session with Dr. Sullivan each week
-Program typically completed in 4-8 weeks