Computational Statistics/Database Management using SAS Software

10 Units

Increasingly, SAS is the software of choice among federal agencies, state health departments, and pharmaceutical companies. This course will provide students with a working knowledge of SAS that will be useful in analysing public health and clinical data originating from the above sources.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Read external files using SAS;
  2. Use SAS to clean, validate, and recode data;
  3. Perform statistical and epidemiological analyses in SAS;
  4. Generate simple graphics using SAS;
  5. Prepare formatted reports using SAS.

Students will learn how to access and manage datasets in SAS and perform statistical analyses relevant to medical research and public health practice.  Basic programming topics covered will include data input, data transformation, and data manipulation.  Participants also will learn how to run simple statistical procedures using SAS software.

  • This course is only available to students who are active in the Graduate Diploma in Medical Statistics program (10135), OR Master of Medical Statistics programs (10300 or 40157).
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Contact Hours


Online Activity

Online 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Suggest 8-12 hours time commitment per week (guide only).

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for BIOS6010
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