This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of biostatistics. The course covers of descriptive statistics with concepts of dispersion, central tendency measurements. Graphical and tabular displays are also covered. Simple inferential statistics involving probability, sampling, confidence intervals and tests of significance are presented. Simple linear regression and correlations are also covered.  Understanding concepts and rational for various methods are emphasized with use of computer statistical software (such as Excel, SPSS) for graphs and calculations.