Statistics 250H
Biostatistics
Spring 2002


Assignments     -      Practice quizzes     -      Information on final projects
Professor: David Hunter
310 Thomas
dhunter@stat.psu.edu
863-0979
            
Grader: Hyek-Yung Jung
316 Thomas
hjung@stat.psu.edu
863-3238
Office Hours: M 1:30-2:30, Th 2:30-3:30
Office Hours: MF 1:00-2:00

Course webpage: http://www.stat.psu.edu/~dhunter/250h
Schedule:MWF 2:30-3:20 in 209 Thomas
Textbook: Statistical Methods in the Biological and Health Sciences by J. Susan Milton
Grading:Grades will be based on homework assignments (20%), a final course project (15%), two in-class open-book midterm exams (20% each), and a comprehensive open-book final exam (25%).
Calculator: You should have a calculator with you, though it doesn't have to have any sort of statistical functionality. It only needs to be able to handle basic operations and square roots.
Integrity policy: All Penn State and Eberly College of Science policies regarding academic integrity apply to this course. See http://www.science.psu.edu/academic/Integrity/index.html for details. In short, everything you turn in must be your own work (unless it's a group project). That said, however, I encourage you to work with your fellow students to solve homework problems; just make sure that what you turn in comes from you, even if you're merely rewriting in your own words what someone else has explained to you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Email is best.


Tentative schedule

Of course, this is only a rough schedule and it could change.

Weeks 1-5: Chapter 6 (along with part of chapter 1 and section 5.3); chapters 8-9; midterm 1
Weeks 6-9: Parts of chapters 2-5; midterm 2
Weeks 10-14: Chapters 11, 10, 12, 13 (as time permits)
Week 15: Final projects/ review
Tues., Apr. 30, 4:40-6:30: Comprehensive final exam


dhunter@stat.psu.edu