SAS Primer for Healthcare Analytics

This course provides a foundation for those with little or no SAS Studio experience. The course is designed to meet the needs of students of the UC Davis Extension Healthcare Analytics Certificate Program and will also provide a beneficial overview of SAS skills for non-certificate students. Topics covered include: Navigation in SAS Studio; Data steps; introduction to Proc; Proc UNIVARIATE, Proc FREQ and Proc MEANS; Proc SQL and combining methods and ongoing problem solving in the SAS environment. Note this course is non-credit and does not count toward completion of the Healthcare Analytics Certificate.

This course features interactive weekly instructor-led discussions to reinforce content and skills to provide insights into using SAS now, in future courses and especially to build “survival skills” for problem solving and engaging in the SAS community.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to SAS
  • Navigation in SAS Studio
  • Data steps
  • Introduction to Proc
  • Proc UNIVARIATE, Proc FREQ and Proc MEANS
  • Proc SQL
  • Combining methods and problem solving
Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Course Materials

Introductory Applied Biostatistics (with CD-ROM)


Section Notes

This is a six-week, self-paced online course beginning January 15th. 

Enrollment Policies

Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Technical Requirements

Please note this course will use SAS® OnDemand for Academics: Studio, which is compatible with Microsoft Windows environments. View complete technical specifications.



Health Analytics program discount available. Contact us at 530-757-8993 for details. 

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.