A second journey begins

Welcome to my blog! I hope to use this space to document my thoughts, deliberations, and decisions as I update a statistics course I teach. This page will focus on my experiences teaching and designing HSCI 3117 Principles of Biostatistics for the Health Sciences.

The course: HSCI3117 is an online second course in statistics offered in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences. It was first offered in 2016 and is scheduled to run every fall term. HSCI 2117 is a pre-requisite for students taking HSCI 3117.

My experience: I began teaching the course in the fall of 2017, the second term in which it was offered. In 2018 I was hired as the course director. In 2018, we began to consider revamping the course, in order to better align it with HSCI 2117 and to create a 2-course sequence as opposed to parallel courses at different levels. This, bringing us to the present day, has led to a near total re-conceptualization, that I am now beginning to design and implement.

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