The course provides students with an understanding of basic concepts of data analysis and statistical inference in the medical and health sciences, with an emphasis on the application of statistical methods to the design and interpretation of biological experiments and comparative data. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data, methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data, statistical hypothesis testing and its application to group comparisons, issues of power and sample size in study designs, and random sample and other study types.