Math 225 - Introduction to Biostatistics - Spring 2001

Professors: Dan Barbush (Computer Lab) John Kern (Computer Lab) Bret Larget (Lecture)
Office: 421 College Hall 403C College Hall 414 College Hall
Phone: 396-5116 396-1835 396-6469
Office Hours: T 10:00 - 11:00, 2:15 - 3:45 M 3:00 - 5:00 T 10:00 - 11:00, 3:00 - 4:00
  W 9:00 - 10:30 W 2:30 - 3:30 Th 10:00 - 11:00, 3:00 - 4:00
  Th 2:15 - 3:45 or by appointment or by appointment

Teaching Assistants: Meghan McCarthy Leo Rebholz John Sklarsky
Office: 445A College Hall 403B College Hall 445A College Hall
Phone: 396-5988 396-4851 396-5988
Office Hours: T 1:00 - 2:30 M 1:00 - 3:00 M 2:00 - 3:00
  W 10:00 - 11:00 W 1:00 - 3:00 W 2:00 - 3:00
  Th 1:00 - 2:30 F 1:00 - 3:00
  or by appointment

Lecture Room: Pappert Lecture Hall in Bayer

Text: Statistics with Applications to the Biological and Health Sciences, third edition, by Schork and Remington


Course Info:

Computer Lab Room: College Hall 444

Section 01M 9:00 - 9:50Barbush
Section 02M 12:15 - 1:05Rebholz
Section 03M 3:15 - 4:05Rebholz
Section 04W 9:00 - 9:50Kern and McCarthy
Section 05W 12:15 - 1:05Sklarsky


Plus/minus grades will be given based on the following criteria.
Computer Lab15%Attendance at computer labs is expected. The grade will be based on weekly homework assignments.
Midterm Exams (2) 25% eachMidterms will cover material from the lectures, assigned reading, the text book, and the computer labs. The emphasis will be on demonstrating a conceptual understanding of the subject material.
Final Exam35%The comprehensive final examination will be held on Thursday, May 3 from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

In addition, the lowest score (computer lab, first midterm, or second midterm) will be replaced by the final exam score if it is higher. There will be no make-up exams.

Homework Grading

Assignments turned in by the end of the day on the due date will be graded satisfactory (10 points) or unsatisfactory (0 or 5 points). Unsatisfactory assignments may be redone within a week of their return to receive full credit. Assignments turned in within one week of the due date may receive up to half credit. Assignments turned in more than one week late will not be accepted.

Computer Lab Content

The course will cover the first eleven chapters of the textbook. Most new material will be presented in lecture. The computer lab component of the course will complement the lecture component. The computer lab time will be used to emphasize important concepts from lecture. Some new concepts also will be presented in lab. The student is expected to learn to use the statistical package S-PLUS to carry out statistical data analyses.

Academic Honesty

A student found cheating on a test or assisting others in the class on a test will receive a 0 and may face further sanctions. A repeated violation will result in failing the course. You are permitted to work together on homework assignments, but are not permitted to copy another student's work.