Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

STAT 436: Topics in Biostatistics

Credit Hours



Some background in basic statistical methods or biostatistics, or permission of instructor.


This course covers experimental design (including interaction, analysis of covariance, and crossover designs) and the analysis of designed studies, simple and multiple linear regression, generalized linear and nonlinear regression, bioassay, relative potency and drug synergy, multivariate analysis (including MANOVA and multivariate regression), repeated measures (designs and analysis), and survival analysis (Cox proportional odds, log-rank tests, Kaplan-Meier estimation) of censored data. The emphasis of the course will be on applications instead of statistical theory, and students will be required to analyze real-life datasets using statistical packages such as Minitab and SAS, though no previous programming experience will be assumed.