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Biostatistical Methods for Clinical Research IV
BIOSTAT 210 Fall 2017 (2 units)


This is a fourth course in statistics, covering advanced methods for building and evaluating regression models. The emphasis is on methods which cut across common families of regression models in biostatistics: predictor selection, model diagnostics and model comparison. The statistics package Stata will be used throughout the course.


Designing Clinical Research (EPI 202), Biostatistical Methods I (Biostat 200), Biostatistical Methods II (BIOSTAT 208) and III (BIOSTAT 209). Exceptions may be made with the consent of the course director, space permitting.


Course Director:

David Glidden, PhD
Phone: 415-514-8009
email: dave@biostat.ucsf.edu

Computer Laboratory Assistant:

Barbara Grimes, PhD
email: bgrimes@epi-ucsf.org


1. Lectures: Tuesdays: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM,  Sept. 12 through Dec. 5.

2. Computer Laboratory Sessions: Tuesdays: 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM, Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and 24; Nov. 7; and Nov 28.


Regression Methods in Biostatistics by Vittinghoff et al. Springer Publisher. 2nd Edition. 2012.

Stata Statistical Software (Stata Corporation, College Station, TX) version 14 or higher is acceptable. A six-month student license for Stata/IC is the least expensive option that will be suitable to complete all course assignments, but Stata/SE is recommended for robust future use. The TICR Program has arranged for a sizeable discount for UCSF-affiliated personnel.

Books may be purchased either through the publisher or a variety of commercial venues (e.g., Amazon.com).


Grades will be based on 5 homework assignments.

Students not in full-year TICR Programs who satisfactorily pass all course requirements will, upon request, receive a Certificate of Course Completion.

UCSF Graduate Division Policy on Disabilities


This course is open to a limited number of individuals outside of the ATCR and Master's programs. Preference is given to UCSF-affiliated personnel. We regret that auditing is not permitted. To apply for this course, please fill out and submit the application below. Cost and submission information are in the application.

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