QBS 123: Biostatistics Consulting Lab

Course Directors: Dr. Tor Tosteson and Dr. Todd MacKenzie

  • Course description: The goal of this course is to have students gain experience contributing to the statistical aspects of health sciences research. Students will be mentored by Biostatistics faculty members while interacting with investigators from the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center who seeksupport from the Synergy Biostatistics Consulting Core (BCC). Course requirements will include participation in the bi-weekly BCC walk in consulting clinics, shadowing BCC staff and faculty in other statistical collaborative meetings, preparing statistical analyses, sample size calculations, reports and analytic tables and figures. Student performance will be evaluated review of student summaries of their consulting activities and by feedback surveys from BCC collaborators, faculty, and staff.
  • Prerequisites:
    • Coursework: QBS 120, QBS 121 and QBS 130. 
    • Programming: Intermediate proficiency in R.