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James Bassingthwaighte
BIOEN 599
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Bioengineering

Offered at a graduate level periodically by faculty members within the Department of Bioengineering; concerns areas of research activities with current and topical interest to bioengineers. Prerequisite: undergraduate or graduate courses (or equivalent) determined individually for each special topic.

Class description

Biostatistics for Bioengieneering

Student learning goals

Background principles for statistics

Understanding probabilistics apporaches to data analysis or making distinctions when the answer is unknown

Learning tests for differentiating populations

understanding the characteriztics of different probability density functions

Bayes theorem approaches

Analysis of estimates, confidence limits of parameters in model fitting to data

General method of instruction

2 lecture/discussions per week 1 3 hr lab per week

Develop problem solving skill in R, Matlab or JSim

Recommended preparation

MATH 307Introduction to Differential Equations MATH 308Introduction to Linear Algebra CSE 142Computer Programming BIOEN 303Signal Processing

Textbook is: Brani Vidakovch, Statistics for Bioengineering Sciences Buy it at http://springer.bme.gatech.edu/ for about $25 Data sets for the book are available at the same site.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will include student presentations of selected topics within-Class discussion is expected and contributes to grade

Class participation 15% Homework Problems 30% Presentation to class 15% Final Exam 40%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by James Bassingthwaighte
Date: 03/29/2013