Education Programs

The Department of Biostatistics participates in the education of medical students as well as graduate students at IU School of Medicine. The department offers MD program electives and short courses for researchers as well as graduate and postdoctoral-level programs.

Biostatistics for Health Care Researchers: A Short Course

A short course is available to researchers at IU School of Medicine and partner institutions. “Biostatistics for Health Care Researchers: A Short Course” is designed especially for health care researchers in the health sciences. This course is offered periodically and consists of three sessions.

Sessions I and II cover basic principles, design of medical research studies, standard statistical tests and data analyses and data management. Session III focuses on more advanced topics, including multiple linear and logistic regression, survival analysis, longitudinal data and genetic analysis. Registrants may choose to attend Sessions I and II, II and III or I, II and III.

After this program, participants should be able to recognize common study designs and statistical methods used in medical research, discuss complex study design and analysis with a statistician, describe basic concepts of data management, identify appropriate use of statistical procedures when given a common study design and implement simple statistical analyses under the guidance of a statistician. Email Ann Lyon for additional information and to be added to the notification list for the next available course.

MD Electives

MD Electives

A variety of courses are offered by the Department of Biostatistics for MD students.
Graduate Degrees

Graduate Degrees

The department offers graduate and postdoctorate-level programs for advanced study in biostatistics.