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About the Course

Biostatistics is the application of statistical reasoning to the life sciences, and it is the key to unlocking the data gathered by researchers and the evidence presented in the scientific literature. In this course, we'll focus on the use of statistical measurement methods within the world of public health research. Along the way, you'll be introduced to a variety of methods and measures, and you'll practice interpreting data and performing calculations on real data from published studies. Topics include summary measures, visual displays, continuous data, sample size, the normal distribution, binary data, the element of time, and the Kaplan-Meir curve....

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Sep 22, 2020

I found this course really useful. It actually made you do work and it wasn't necessarily easy to pass the end of module content, which I feel made the course so much more valuable. Highly recommend.

Apr 23, 2020

I am glad to learn a lot of terms in statistics and how to use and interpret them in the context of Public Health researches. The Instructor provided enough examples to understand the lessons better.

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Jul 9, 2020

Good course. But some of the questions are not understandable. And some of the calcualtions were not described detail.

By Douglas R

Feb 13, 2021

Good course, would be great if typos/errors especially in week 4 quiz and final course quiz were corrected.

By Adelle

Aug 6, 2020

This was a pretty great course. I do not know why I bothered with getting a Masters degree honestly.

By Alonso f

Feb 16, 2020

excelente curso introductorio, me hubiera gustado una versión escrita con más ejemplos.

By Felix C

Nov 27, 2020

Es un buen curso para entender desde lo básico la estadística aplicada a salud publica

By Sushanta S

Jun 23, 2019


By Steve B

Aug 5, 2020

This was a very efficient and focused way to learn about public health statistics.

By Alessandra X V L

Apr 20, 2021

I love this course. It´s a excellent way to start study statistics.

By Lior M

Apr 7, 2021

Nice and interesting course, applicable to research coursework.

By Chi F M

Mar 5, 2019

Detailed and employs the use of many case examples. thanks

By L S

Aug 4, 2020

It is very good experience of learning from coursera

By Sujani S

Apr 25, 2020

Very informative course with lots of examples.

By Worod A

Apr 10, 2020

I wish there are some more practice exercises.

By Suya W

Mar 26, 2020

Fundamental information great for beginners.

By Parameshwaran S

May 5, 2020

Insightful lectures with good examples.

By Maya B

Jul 6, 2020

it was very helpful for basic learning

By Paul H

Sep 3, 2019

Really interesting and well presented

By Sahad P

Nov 20, 2020

It good course. To help my knowledge

By Sanchita F

Jul 20, 2019

Really good course!

By Hemanth K R

May 10, 2021

Good knowledge 👍

By Suaad S

May 7, 2020

Very Interesting!

By Gerwin N B

Aug 18, 2020


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By Anubhav S

Jul 10, 2021

I am forced to give a 3 star rating to this course even with its quality content because of the poor execution.

Main problem with this course is the execution. There are many videos going over 20 minute mark. Not a single quiz, graded or practice, will give you the explanation, I have taken other courses from John Hopkins too, this was the first time I was having this issue. Many times the faculty will move the mic leading to a distorted voice. Many times the slides will be just plain and boring. Many times I wondered should I continue the course or not. But disregarding the execution, its 5 star content helped me a lot.

On a side note, take another statistics course before coming here. Faculty is one of PHDs who will keep on saying jargons to make him sound smart, even if it was not his intention, leading to the confusion many times. He even said about statistical inference and other high level topics in the first week. I highly doubt that a beginner can properly understand what he even meant to say as there is not even a glossary for this course.

In summary: 5 Star Content, 2 Star execution. Final score: 3 Star, a great course marred by poor execution.

By Roy G

Jul 30, 2020

The lecturer is great. I recommend that you don't take the course for free as there is paucity of exercises - disappointing.