Job ID: 40615
Location: Public Health/Info Sc
Position DescriptionThe Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics seeks a temporary, part-time lecturer to teach PHST 561, 562, 563 and 301 in the summer semester. These courses will be offered online, but occasional in-person meetings with the program director may be required. This position is open to master's-educated biostatisticians, statisticians mathematicians or engineers.
The prerequisite for these courses is conditional or full admission to the MS or Certificate in Biostatistics programs.
PHST 561 Mathematical Tools I (1 credit hour)
This course covers mathematical tools required for sound comprehension of mathematical probability and statistics concepts included in methodological portions of coursework in the MS in Biostatistics degree. Course topics include: (1) functions and graphs with particular focus on polynomials and roots, rational functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions, and (2) limits and continuity of functions.
PHST 562 Mathematical Tools II (1 credit hour)
This course covers mathematical tools required for sound comprehension of mathematical probability and statistics concepts included in methodological portions of coursework in the MS in Biostatistics degree. Course topics include: (1) first and higher order differentiation of single variable functions and techniques for differentiation, (2) applications of differentiation including identification of minima, maxima, and inflection points, (3) antiderivatives, the definite integral, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, (4) techniques of integration including substitution, integration by parts, etc.; using integrals to compute areas, and (5) sequences and series, convergence of each, partial and infinite sums, geometric series, Taylor series.
PHST 563 Mathematical Tools III (1 credit hour)
This course covers mathematical tools required for sound comprehension of mathematical probability and statistics concepts included in methodological portions of coursework in the MS in Biostatistics degree. Course topics include: (1) multivariable functions, limits, and continuity, (2) partial differentiation and its applications, and (3) multiple integration and its applications
PHST 301 Quantitative Methods in Public Health (online, 3 credit hours)
Prerequisite: MATH 111 or Global Health minor. The course is an introduction to the concepts and theory behind quantitative analysis methods used in public health. The content focuses on how and why different statistical methods are used with minimal emphasis on statistical calculations. The skills of critical thinking, communication, and teamwork are promoted and cultivated throughout this course.
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