Learning

When you walk across the campus, you are reminded that learning never stops. Professional development and career growth are part of our culture and the underlying current that allows individuals to be lifelong learners. Not only can these opportunities teach you new skills, but they ensure that you will remain at the forefront of your field. 

The CCTSI Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) program partners with the Center for Innovative Design and Analysis (CIDA) to offer several short courses, seminars, and a hackathon to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus as well as to individuals from the greater front range. These opportunities are designed to provide a high-level overview of topics in biostatistics from Fundamentals of Statistical Literacy, to Study Design, to Big Data, and Data Science; there is an option that aligns with your interests and needs as a professional.

Biostatistics short courses


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Short courses are a great opportunity for anyone on campus who is not a professionally trained biostatistician to gain knowledge in the different content areas. We offer a wide variety of options and we are always open to feedback about topics that the campus is interested in.

Learn more about our upcoming short course >

Hackathon


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The CIDA Hackathon opens the doors to resources that allow you to build and develop coding skills through hands-on analyses. All statistical software can be used to compete in the Hackathon.

Learn more about the CIDA Hackathon >

Big Data Seminar Series


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This seminar series features one to two hour overviews of various topics involving “big data”, typically offered every other month. Topics include big data in multiple contexts: genomics, wearables, imaging, electronic health records, and more. 

Check out the next Big Data Seminar >

Statistics tutorials 


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Our tutorials provide you with a wide range of statistical topics:

  • General Statistics Terminology
  • Aims and Hypothesis
  • Study Design
  • Tables
  • Sample Size and Power Estimation
  • Dataset Format Guidelines
  • Organize your Data for Statistical Analysis

Learn more from our statistical resources >

Learn biostatistics


Courses offered by the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics in the Colorado School of Public Health, and the Biostatistics Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Program of the CCTSI. In addition, our CIDA biostatisticians have also offered short seminars, lectures, and tutorials on basic statistics to our clients.

Courses in Biostatistics and Informatics
The Department of Biostatistics and Informatics offers an introductory applied statistics sequence designed for those without a calculus background and requires minimal calculations.

  • Bios6601 - Applied Biostatistics I: descriptive statistics and enough basic analysis to create a Table 1 for a scientific paper.
  • Bios6602 - Applied Biostatistics II: extends the basic principles of descriptive and inferential statistics to modeling more complex relationships using basic regression analyses.
  • More in-depth training is also taught in the MS biostatistics graduate courses. They require calculus and cover the theory of the methods in addition to the application.
  • Other applied courses are offered in longitudinal analysis, genetics/genomics analysis, etc.