Essentials of Biostatistics with SAS JMP® (SIBS)

  • This program closed on 10/08/2020.

Program Description

This completely online program provides a comprehensive introduction to the use of biostatistics in the field of public health. Participants will learn to compute and interpret descriptive and inferential statistics using SAS JMP®.  Topics will include descriptive statistics and graphical displays of data, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing for means and proportions, linear and logistic regression and survival analysis.

The program runs over four weeks and includes graded project work for feedback and one live office hour session each week.


Upon completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Generate appropriate descriptive statistics to summarize public health data using SAS JMP®;
  • Compute and interpret confidence interval estimates and tests of hypothesis using SAS JMP®;
  • Interpret statistical results, tables, and figures from public health literature;
  • Appropriately interpret and present, in lay terms, descriptive statistics, estimates, tests of hypothesis, crude and adjusted measures of effect

Included in the program is a 2-year license of SAS JMP® Student Edition software

Required knowledge/pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this program.