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Objective

Gene mapping studies study the relationship between genetic variation and susceptibility to human disease. These studies are changing rapidly with the availability of techniques for very large scale genetic analysis, whether based on sequencing or on genotyping. Biostatistics 830 is a Ph.D. level course that dissects some recently developed methods and the principles behind their implementation. It is meant to provide students with a toolkit to facilitate development and implementation of new statistical methods.

For additional information, see also Core Competencies in Biostatistics Program covered by this course.

Target Audience

It is highly recommended that students registering for Biostatistics 820 should have previously completed Biostatistics 666 and Biostatistics 615/815, which are courses introducing methods for genetic analysis and programming principles, respectively.

Scheduling

For Fall 2013, classes are scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00 - 4:30 pm.

The final grade will take into account your performance in problem sets and worksheets as well as your participation in class.

Standards of Academic Conduct

The following is an extract from the School of Public Health's Student Code of Conduct [1]:

Student academic misconduct includes behavior involving plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, falsification of records or official documents, intentional misuse of equipment or materials, and aiding and abetting the perpetration of such acts. The preparation of reports, papers, and examinations, assigned on an individual basis, must represent each student’s own effort. Reference sources should be indicated clearly. The use of assistance from other students or aids of any kind during a written examination, except when the use of books or notes has been approved by an instructor, is a violation of the standard of academic conduct.

In the context of this course, any work you hand-in should be your own and any material that is a transcript (or interpreted transcript) of work by others must be clearly labeled as such.

Required Reading

Course History

This course is an ad-hoc course, first taught by Goncalo Abecasis in the Fall of 2013.