MGH Division of Clinical Research

Basic Biostatistics for Clinical Research

Next Session: Jan. 21, 2021 @ 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 Center for Clinical Research Education.

Module 1: Types of Data, Steps for Analysis, 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.


Programs:
Experienced Clinical Research Coordinator Clinical Investigator Program Clinical Research Investigator Beginner Clinical Research Coordinator

Categories:
Biostatistics Clinical Research

Usually Offered: January



Sponsor:
MGH Division of Clinical Research

Sessions

Jan. 7, 2021 01/7/21
10AM-11:30AM
10 AM – 11:30 AM
Online, None
Jan. 14, 2021 01/14/21
10AM-11:30AM
10 AM – 11:30 AM
Online, None
Jan. 21, 2021 01/21/21
10AM-11:30AM
10 AM – 11:30 AM
Online, None
Jan. 28, 2021 01/28/21
10AM-11:30AM
10 AM – 11:30 AM
Online, None
Feb. 4, 2021 02/4/21
10AM-11:30AM
10 AM – 11:30 AM
Online, None

Other Offerings

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Ranjan A: Never did I imagine I could get excited about statistics. Professor Healy is engaging, positive, responsive, and creative in his approach to conveying the concepts and mechanics of statistical thinking as a toolset to improve the quality of research. By the way, don't be shy about speaking up in class, Professor Healy's approach is very interactive and the learning will be the better for it.
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Date Attended: Jan. 31, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Feb. 6, 2020, 11:41 p.m.
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Date Attended: Jan. 31, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2020, 8:54 a.m.
Anonymous: Great course - covers all the basics thoroughly. Dr. Healy's love of statistics helps transform what is often a very dry subject into interactive material. The only constructive feedback for the course would be to wait to send out slides until just before the actual session so that they accurately reflect the updates he often makes before the session.
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2020, 8:04 a.m.
Somdipto D: Wonderful series of classes on Clinical Biostatistics. Dr. Healy is excellent in teaching and answering to queries. A must to attend.
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Date Attended: Jan. 31, 2020, 9:51 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2020, 2:54 p.m.
Anonymous: Amazing instructor! Very informative class. Covered a lot of content in a short amount of time, but Professor Healy explained things very clearly and always saved time to answer questions at the end.
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Date Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2020, 2:02 p.m.
Zsuzsanna A: Thanks so much for having this course! It's the best on statistics, ever. It was the second time I attended it and it's was a great refresher. Love the style the examples, the slides, the atmosphere. That's surprising for a stats course and is very much appreciated.
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Date Attended: Jan. 14, 2021, 10:58 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2020, 1:48 p.m.
Saffron H: Great course, fantastic speaker, appreciate handouts before too!
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Date Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2020, 12:53 p.m.
Thiti W: This course is incredible. The speaker is so nice. And the content is awesome. You can't miss it absolutely.
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Date Attended: Jan. 31, 2020, 9:54 a.m.
Date Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2020, 12:05 p.m.
Anonymous: This class was amazing. The instructor really knew how to keep the class engaged. I learned a ton and cant wait for the next course.
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Date Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2020, 11:37 a.m.
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Ronaldo C: Great course, I recommend it. It would be great to have an extensive course.
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Anonymous: Dr. Brian Healy is a fabulous instructor. Enthusiastic and happy to explain in multiple ways.
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Anonymous: Excellent! Important content and interesting examples! Prof just talks a bit fast, but I hope there are other courses so I can keep learning
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
Courtney L: Great class - great instructor! Lots of material - but covered in a concise way, and with good examples. Dr. Healy was super engaging and knowledgeable. I look forward to taking the applied biostats course too :)
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2019, 12:11 p.m.
Anonymous: Great course! Already having a basic understanding of statistics I got a lot out of this course, especially the practical importance of statistics in clinical research study design. The content included helpful examples and the lectures built on one another and flowed nicely. The instructor was enthusiastic and engaging. Overall it was a great experience.
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Charlotte L: Great instructor, great refresher in biostat
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Date Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2019, 11:48 a.m.
Anonymous: Great instructor, had fun and allowed me to finally see the light on statistics. Absolutely recommend this class.
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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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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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Landy T: Good and dynamic. So as easy to follow especially when talking about specific examples.
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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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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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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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Zsuzsanna A: Very good indeed! Thank you.
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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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Anonymous: Instructor explains stats very clearly. Great content that directly applies to medical research.
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Junyi W: Great experience having this course! Learned a lot and hope for more!
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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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Farrukh J: The best teacher ever.
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