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Course Code: 
EHS 1103
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course describes the principles and concepts of Biostatistics, and is designed to introduce students to the application of these principles and concepts in environmental health management.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Define the concept of Biostatistics and common terminologies used in biostatistics
  2. Describe the different types of scales of measurement
  3. Explain the importance of Biostatistics as a tool for data collection, processing and analysis
  4. Demonstrate ability to process, analyze and appropriately present data using simple statistical summary measures (e.g. central tendency, measures of dispersion, etc), and graphical tools
  5. Should be able to critically appraise environmental health information using simple statistical methods.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to make appropriate conclusions, take appropriate decision and action on the basis of statistical data results.
  7. Demonstrate the use of computer packages e.g. EPIINFO, SPSS, and/or STATA in the application of the different statistical methods taught   


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