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Preparatory Year Program

Objective Learning Resources Course Content Study Plan

Biostatistics is a course offered by the department of Basic Sciences. It is a 2-credit-hour course with 4 contact hours per week (over 8 weeks). This course (taught in English) provides an intensive study on the topic of the basic biostatistical methods in health and health related fields. On the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Appreciate the role of biostatistics in health and health related fields.
  • Define and identify the different levels of measurement, types and characteristics of different variables.
  • Enumerate, define and construct different types of tables to summarize data with meaningful interpretation, abstract reasoning and efficient presentation of data .
  • Enumerate, indicate and construct the different types of graphical presentation for data display and report with proper interpretation.
  • Enumerate, appreciate and appraise the different measures of central tendency to describe, detecting normality and data examination and presentation.
  • Enumerate, employ, and appraise the different measures of dispersion to describe, examine, present and interpret the different data sets regarding normality, dispersion and deviation.
  • Develop sound understanding of probability values.
  • Identify the normal distribution and examine the data for normality.
  • Analyze a collection of paired sample data using correlation and regression.
  • Find measure of center, measure of variation and graph data using SPSS.
Learning Resources
Required Textbook(s) :-

Biostatistics for the biological and health sciences : 1st Edition by M. M. Triola and M. F. Triola

Course Content
Serial No. Topics
1 Types of Data.
2 Sampling Method.
3 Types of Studies.
4 Frequency Distribution.
5 Visualizing Data
6 Measures of Center
7 Measure of variation
8 Measure of relative standing
9 Addition Rule in Probability
10 Multiplication Rule in Probability
11 The Standard Normal Distribution
12 Applications of Normal Distributions
13 Correlation
14 Regression
16 Project.
Studing Plan
Course Weekly Activities:
Week lecture chapter Section Assignment
1 L1
1.Introduction to statistics. • Types of data
• Sampling method
• Types of studies
2 L3
2. Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data • Frequency distribution
• Visualizing Data
Quiz # 1
Homework 1
3 L5
• Measures of Centre
• Measure of variation
4 L7
• Measure of relative standing
• Using Scientific Calculator
• Introduction to SPSS
5 L9
3. Probability • Fundamentals
• Addition Rule
• Multiplication Rule
Midterm test
6 L11
5. Normal Probability Distributions • The Standard Normal Distribution
• Applications of Normal Distributions
Quiz # 3
Homework 2
7 L13
9. Correlation and Regression • SPSS
• Correlation
• Regression
Practical test 2
8 L15
• Presentation
9 Final Exam

Grading Scheme:
Assessment task
Week due
Proportion of final Assessment
1 Quiz #1 2nd 15%
2 Quiz #2 4th
3 Quiz #3 6th
4 Practical test 1 4th 5%
5 Practical test 2 7th 5%
6 Homework 1 2nd 5%
7 Homework 2 6th
8 Presentation 8th 5%
9 Midterm 5th 25%
10 Final Exam End of Quarter 40%
Total 100%
Name: Mr.Obadah Al Sayyed
Job Title: Lecturer
Office No.: 3048
Department: Basic Sciences
Ext(IP): 9034

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Name: Mr.Salah Abo Saad
Job Title: Faculty member
Office No.: 3052
Department: Basic Sciences
Ext(IP): 5270

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