MGH Research Institute

Basic Biostatistics for Clinical Research

Division of Clinical Research
Next Session: Jan. 4, 2019 @ 10 AM

Sponsored by the MGH Division of Clinical Research and the MGH Biostatistics Center

Brian Healy, PhD, MGH Biostatistics Center

This course will provide clinical researchers with a solid foundation in biostatistical concepts. Intended for those with minimal statistical experience, these five lectures will serve as an introduction to biostatistical issues in clinical investigation and will prepare students for more advanced courses on clinical trial design and biostatistics offered through the DCR’s Education Unit.

Module 1: Types of Data, P-Value, Steps for Hypothesis Testing, and T-Test
Module 2: ANOVA and Regression
Module 3: Analysis of Dichotomous Outcomes and Time to Event Outcomes
Module 4: Power and Sample Size
Module 5: Grant Writing: Statistical Considerations Section with Pilot Data

Please contact dcredu@partners.org with any questions.

Sessions

Jan. 4, 2019 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Simches 3.110, Floor 3, Simches Research Center
Jan. 11, 2019 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Simches 3.110, Floor 3, Simches Research Center
Jan. 18, 2019 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Simches 3.110, Floor 3, Simches Research Center
Jan. 25, 2019 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Simches 3.110, Floor 3, Simches Research Center
Feb. 1, 2019 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Simches 3.110, Floor 3, Simches Research Center

Other Offerings

Past Offerings
Basic Biostatistics for Clinical Research Jan. 11, 2018
Basic Biostatistics for Clinical Research Jan. 5, 2017

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Date Reviewed: Feb. 15, 2018, 3 p.m.
Anonymous: This was a good, but limited introduction. For me the course was too basic. I believe self-learning exercises may be helpful for some.
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Anonymous: Hi, Biostatistics can actually be fun? Hard to believe, but I actually enjoyed the class! Wish I had Mr. Healy during my college years, Thanks for offering this course.
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 11, 2018, 4:45 p.m.
Anonymous: It's really important topic and the instructor is great.
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
Anonymous: The best statIstics class I've ever had! Dr.Healy is an excellent, professional and very passionate teacher. He teaches a logic framework and methodology for clinicians,which will benefit me in the long run.Highly recommended!
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2018, 3:37 p.m.
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Landy T: Good and dynamic. So as easy to follow especially when talking about specific examples.
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2018, 12:31 p.m.
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2018, 12:18 p.m.
Anonymous: This is a great overview of approach to study design and statistical concepts. While details of statistical tests are outside the scope of this course, it gives an excellent framework to the clinician scientist to start approaching basic methodology of clinical studies. Brian is an excellent, very engaged teacher. Highly recommended!
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Anonymous: Dr. Healy is a very engaging instructor and makes difficult concepts easier to understand. Very open to questions and re-explains concepts if needed. Extremely helpful as an introduction to biostats.
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 9, 2018, 10:57 a.m.
Anonymous: This was a great course, and I would definitely recommend! Thanks to Dr. Healy's clear and engaging teaching style, after just five lectures, I feel as though I have a better foundation in biostats than I had from an entire semester-long course in the past. Looking forward to the applied biostats course after this!
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Jasmine B: Very engaging and the instructor makes it easy to follow
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Shawna B: Statistics somewhat still evades me, but not due to the instructor. Dr. Healy is a true statistical expert and a great teacher.
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Date Attended: Feb. 8, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
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Zsuzsanna A: Very good indeed! Thank you.
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Date Attended: Feb. 8, 2018, 1:36 p.m.
Date Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2018, 5:10 p.m.
Jessica S: This was the best stats class I ever had! Thank you. I will be there for the next class as well
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Date Attended: Feb. 8, 2018, 1:32 p.m.
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Hsin-Jung T: Great course and very helpful, plus funny.
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2018, 5:01 p.m.
Anonymous: Instructor explains stats very clearly. Great content that directly applies to medical research.
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
Junyi W: Great experience having this course! Learned a lot and hope for more!
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Date Attended: Feb. 8, 2018, 1:21 p.m.
Date Reviewed: Feb. 8, 2018, 4:21 p.m.
Solomon K: I had always regarded Biostatistics as tedious before I joined Brian Healy's course, He has managed to make Biostat fun and engaging but most importantly, in these five lectures, has helped me gain a solid foundation in this often hard to grasp discipline.
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Anonymous: Phenomenal and funny instructor. Very useful content - would love for this course to be offered more often.
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Farrukh J: The best teacher ever.
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