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BCC is now offering a certificate course in biostatistics to non-statisticians, professionals, academicians and students in the field of health science, nursing, public health and pharmaceutical sciences. The course is conducted for two months which approximates to 30 hours of contact. If you wish to register or know more about the course, drop a mail to

  • Date: 6/2/2022 10:00 AM - 2/4/2022 01:00 PM
  • Location Online Event



With an overall focus on problem based learning, the activities included in the course are:

  • Briefing concepts
  • Hands-on sessions using SPSS
  • Problem solving
  • Assignments
  • Group discussions
  • Exam


Introduction to Biostatistics

Sampling – random and non-random sampling methods

Data summarization – measures of averages and dispersion

Data presentation techniques – graphical and tabular

Normal distribution – properties and applications

Standard error, confidence interval and sampling distribution

Basic principles of testing of hypothesis

Test of significance

  • Independent samples t- test
  • One way ANOVA
  • Paired sample t test
  • Repeated measures ANOVA
  • Chi-square test/ Fisher’s exact test
  • McNemar test
  • Cochran Q test
  • Signed rank test
  • Mann Whitney U test
  • Kruskal Wallis test
  • Friedman’s ANOVA

Correlation analysis

Regression analysis

  • Simple Linear Regression
  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • Simple Logistic Regression
  • Multiple Logistic Regression

Sample size estimation

  • Estimation of mean
  • Estimation of proportion
  • Comparison of means – two independent groups
  • Comparison of means – more than two independent groups
  • Comparison of two paired means
  • Comparison of more than two paired means
  • Comparison of proportions

Measures of agreement

  • Introduction to Agreement analysis
  • Cohen's Kappa analysis
  • Fleiss' kappa
  • Bland Altman analysis

Validity of screening and diagnostic tests

  • Sensitivity
  • Specificity
  • PPN& NPV
  • LR+ & LR –
  • ROC analysis

Epidemiological study designs- Descriptive, Analytical and Experimental designs

Epidemiological Measures – Rate, Ratio, Proportion, Incidence and Prevalence, Risk difference, Risk ratio, Odds ratio

Development of research tools and its validation

  •  Introduction to rating scales and its reliability
  • Split half method
  • Cronbach’s alpha
  • Test-retest reliability
  • Inter observer reliability
  • Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC)

REGISTRATION FEES : INR 8000 - Course fee includes course study materials


The course will be conducted for a total of 9 days [Saturdays & Sundays].

February  – 6, 12, 20, 26

March - 6, 12, 20, 26

April - 2

TIME: Sundays -1.30 PM to 4 PM

           Saturdays - 6.30 PM to 8.30 PM

The course concludes with an evaluation test on 2nd April 2022.


Selection is purely based on a first-come-first-serve basis, with an intake of 25 participants per batch.

Interested participants can avail admission to the course through email. Mail us to confirm your seat at


Assessment will be based on completion of assignments and performance in the test conducted at the end of the course. 

Please note the following instructions

  • Admission to the course can be obtained ONLY through email registration at
  • Admission will be confirmed only after the successful payment of course fee.
  • Course fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Batch change will not be permitted - participants enrolled to a batch have to complete the course in the same batch.

Mail us to confirm at

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