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Activity Number: 483 - Teaching Statistics: Stepping Out of the Classroom
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences
Abstract #300156 Presentation
Title: Biostatistics for Public Health Students: What Benefits Does a “Flipped” Classroom Have?
Author(s): Thomas M Braun*
Companies: University of Michigan School of Public Health
Keywords: Video lectures; Non-traditional teaching; Interactive learning; Blended learning; Learning assessment techniques

The idea of a "flipped classroom" was integrated last year into the introductory biostatistics course required of all Masters of Public Health (MPH) students at University of Michigan. To that end, the course was divided into eleven modules, with each module consisting of one or more video lectures and three modes of assessment: a quiz and two in-class projects. The in-class projects consisted of (1) data analysis of contemporary public health data sets using Excel and (2) review of statistical methods and results in manuscripts published recently in the American Journal of Public Health. This talk will review my experiences with the development of the course, with the implementation of the course, and the planned future iterations of this course incorporating the recent performance and input of my students.

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