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Statistical Analysis with R for Public Health

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Master Statistics for Public Health and Learn R

About this Specialization

Statistics are everywhere. The probability it will rain today. Trends over time in unemployment rates. The odds that India will win the next cricket world cup. In sports like football, they started out as a bit of fun but have grown into big business. Statistical analysis also has a key role in medicine, not least in the broad and core discipline of public health. In this specialisation, you’ll take a peek at what medical research is and how – and indeed why – you turn a vague notion into a scientifically testable hypothesis. You’ll learn about key statistical concepts like sampling, uncertainty, variation, missing values and distributions. Then you’ll get your hands dirty with analysing data sets covering some big public health challenges – fruit and vegetable consumption and cancer, risk factors for diabetes, and predictors of death following heart failure hospitalisation – using R, one of the most widely used and versatile free software packages around. This specialisation consists of four courses – statistical thinking, linear regression, logistic regression and survival analysis – and is part of our upcoming Global Master in Public Health degree, which is due to start in September 2019. The specialisation can be taken independently of the GMPH and will assume no knowledge of statistics or R software. You just need an interest in medical matters and quantitative data.

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Imperial College London

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Hours 78
Instructors Alex Bottle, Victoria Cornelius
Language English
Subjects Science Data Science Mathematics
Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Public Health Technician 1 $43k

Public Health Aide $48k

Public Health Scholar $58k

Public Health Dentist 2 $59k

Public Health Technician 2 $59k

Public Health Administrator 3 $68k

Public Health Specialist 3 $69k

Public Health Department $71k

Public Health Research $78k

Public Health Veterinarian $83k

Masters of Public Health $86k

public health doctor $107k

Courses in this Specialization

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Sep
16

Introduction to Statistics & Data Analysis in Public Health

Welcome to Introduction to Statistics & Data Analysis in Public Health! This course will teach you the core building blocks of statistical analysis - types of variables, common...

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Sep
16

Linear Regression in R for Public Health

Welcome to Linear Regression in R for Public Health! Public Health has been defined as “the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through...

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Sep
16

Logistic Regression in R for Public Health

Welcome to Logistic Regression in R for Public Health! Why logistic regression for public health rather than just logistic regression? Well, there are some particular...

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Survival Analysis in R for Public Health

Welcome to Survival Analysis in R for Public Health! The three earlier courses in this series covered statistical thinking, correlation, linear regression and logistic...

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Imperial College London

From Imperial College London via Coursera
Hours 78
Instructors Alex Bottle, Victoria Cornelius
Language English
Subjects Science Data Science Mathematics
Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Public Health Technician 1 $43k

Public Health Aide $48k

Public Health Scholar $58k

Public Health Dentist 2 $59k

Public Health Technician 2 $59k

Public Health Administrator 3 $68k

Public Health Specialist 3 $69k

Public Health Department $71k

Public Health Research $78k

Public Health Veterinarian $83k

Masters of Public Health $86k

public health doctor $107k