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Statistical Methods for Observational Studies (BIOE 864)


This 1 credit course (BIOE 864) will equip the participant with techniques needed to successfully design, conduct, and publish studies utilizing observational data.  Eight classroom meetings elaborate on:

1          Guidelines for reporting statistical analyses; Communication/graphs & tables

2          Causal inference

3          Graphical representation of causal effects

4          Sources of bias: Confounding, selection bias, and measurement bias

5          Propensity score methods

6          Regression adjustments for observational data

7          Binary classifiers and ROC analysis

8          Design and execution of observational studies

Statistical Methods for Observational Studies (BIOE 864) will be offered this Fall (T2) Oct. 05 to Dec. 21 and will meet weekly on Wednesdays 1-3pm.  The course will not require face-to-face contacts.


Fridtjof Thomas, PhD

(Course Director BIOE 864)

How to register:

CRN 40375 (Banner identifier for fall 2020):

A student that is in any of the UTHSC programs registers in banner directly: http://uthsc.edu/banner/info/

For non-degree students please complete a non-degree form located here: https://www.uthsc.edu/registrar/documents/non-degree-form.pdf

The registration for non-degree students’ needs to be initiated by the CGHS; please contact Elizabeth Webb: ewebb@uthsc.edu)