140.649.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 4 Credit(s)
TTh 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Describe the theoretical basis for the current methods used in statistical analysis
  • Course Description

    Builds on the concepts discussed in 140.646, 140.647, 140.648 to provide the theory for modern statistical methods such as linear models, generalized linear models, random effects models, and marginal regression models. Also discusses the theory of causal inference. De-emphasizes proofs and replaces them with extended discussion of interpretation of results and simulation for illustration.

  • Intended Audience

    Public health students and faculty from outside the Department of Biostatistics who have an understanding of basic statistical principles

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Method of student evaluation based on 4-5 problem sets and a final exam

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    140.646-648 or 140.611-12 or 140.621-24 or 140.651-54 or 140.671-74; working knowledge of calculus

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.