Applied Healthcare Statistics

Examine epidemiological concepts in health outcomes research and their use in evaluating the patterns, causes and effects of health in patient populations. Using video lectures, reading assignments, written assignments and discussion forums, the course covers study design; generalized linear models; internal and external validity; and methods to minimize bias, adjusting for confounding and measuring effect modification. By the end of the course, you will have the tools necessary to develop a testable hypothesis, build and refine analytic models and interpret results relevant to health outcomes.  

This is not a self-paced course. Students will progress through the course together. Course modules are released weekly, where lessons typically load on Wednesdays and are due the following Tuesdays. You can log in and work on courses at any time within that week to view lectures and complete assignments. The previous week's lesson will remain available for the duration of the course. If you enroll after the course start date, you will need to contact the instructor regarding missed lessons.

Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Course Materials

Introductory Applied Biostatistics (with CD-ROM)


Section Notes

Course begins April 8 and ends June 17. 

Enrollment Policies

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Introduction to Statistics (or equivalent).

Technical Requirements

Please note this course will use SAS® OnDemand for Academics: Studio, which is compatible with Microsoft Windows environments. View complete technical specifications here. Additional, program specific software and analytical tool requirements may be found in the Frequently Asked Questions.


Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Capitol Corridor Rider

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.