BME 220-0-20: Introduction to Biomedical Statistics

Quarter Offered

Fall : MWF 9:00-9:50am ; Olds


Basic statistical concepts presented with emphasis on their relevance to biological and medical investigations. Evaluation is through problem sets, use of clickers to answer questions in class, and three exams.

Who Takes It

BME students typically take this course in their sophomore year.


  • descriptive statistics
  • introductory probability
  • inferential statistics: random variables, discrete and continuous distributions, point and interval estimation, tests of hypotheses, sample size and power, nonparametric methods, correlation and regression, and ANOVA.


Rosner, Fundamentals of Biostatistics, 7th edition. ISBN 978-0-538-73349-6. Students will also need a Turning Technologies “clicker.”