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Courses offered

BQHS offers graduate-level courses every year under the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology:

Fall Semester

TRMD 655: Principles of Biostatistics (3 credits) - Course Flyer

Biostatistics plays a critical role in multidisciplinary basic science, clinical and translational research and is increasingly relevant to biomedical and health sciences education due to the need to collect, manage, analyze, and interpret biomedical data. TRMD 655 Principles of Biostatistics Course is an introduction to the concepts and methodologies of biostatistics and will introduce a wide range of biostatistical tools which usually are not covered in one single introductory graduate biostatistics course. The course will cover topics such as descriptive statistics, probability and distribution, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, z-test, t-test, chi-square test, correlation, linear regression, ANOVA, ANCOVA, logistic regression, survival analysis, and non-parametric tests.

Spring Semester

TRMD 705: Introductory Bioinformatics (3 credits) - Course Flyer

TRMD 705 Introductory Bioinformatics course is an introduction to fundamental concepts in bioinformatics with a strong emphasis on hands-on training. This course will develop awareness of web-based resources, and will motivate to use and explore wide range of publicly available databases. This course will cover topics such as molecular biology, sequence alignment, biological databases, phylogeny, and genomics. It will briefly cover microarray and RNA-seq data analysis. Students will also be exposed to bioinformatics algorithms and open source scripting languages such as R, Perl and Python in multi-platform environment.


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