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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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Jan 10, 2021

This is a good and enticing introduction for the rest of the Coursera Specialization where it belongs. For added value, consider taking this course with a biostatistics textbook for better retention.


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.

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By Sunaina l

Jul 1, 2020

it was a great learning experience and this coursehave provided insight into some vital concepts in biomedical health statistics,I am very thanful to the entire team.

By Mary D

Jul 13, 2020

I found it to be a really useful refresher from an introductory biostats course from my graduate studies. Thanks for making this information so accessible!

By Ji H N

May 17, 2019

Quite a good course - sometimes though the questions are not really covered within the course lectures. Simple and easy to understand.

By Joshua D

Jan 18, 2023

This course does a good job of covering the concepts and making sure you understand them without requiring much actual math.

By Samira H

Jul 13, 2020

I liked the course very much. It would be helpful if we can get some better explanations on the box plot data presentations.

By Tadej D

Dec 6, 2020

In some areas to many unecessary words, it is easy to lose focus. Handwriting very bad!

But overall very good explanation.


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 Jure B

Jul 8, 2022

All in all a good course on summary statistics. Audio could be better in certain lectures.

By Benjamin B

Feb 24, 2022

Got the basic drift. Lectures and quizzes were a little too wordy and technical at times.

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 Yuxuan T

Jan 11, 2022

It's a great course to learn, hope to get more knowledge in the future of the series.

By Sushanta S

Jun 23, 2019


By María d P S H

Jul 5, 2022

I like your simple explanations however it addresses key points of one theme


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 philip r o

Sep 5, 2022

Very educative. The quizzes are tough but make for good learning

By Lior M

Apr 7, 2021

Nice and interesting course, applicable to research coursework.

By Chi M F

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 Jim B

Jan 1, 2022

Graet class and had fun lerning this subject