Biostatistics 101 Course

Understanding biostatistics is paramount for cancer research.

Biostatistics 101 for Cancer Researchers (BIOS 101), offered by the University of Florida Health Cancer Center (UFHCC), is a free, eight-part online lecture series introducing the basic principles of biostatistics for those new to biostatistical applications or in need of a refresher.

The goal of this class is to introduce the basic statistical concepts and methods for cancer research and promote rigors and reproducible statistical approach for research.

Course Overview and Registration

Biostatistics 101 will cover types of data, descriptive statistics, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation/regression, survival analysis, and sample size calculation/power analysis over eight lectures. Some classes will introduce basic theory and application of computing as a tool, using Excel or free software. Reproducibility and replicability of scientific research will be emphasized considerably.

Course Instructor

Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH

Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH
Professor and Director
Division of Quantitative Sciences & Biostatistics Shared Resources
UF Health Cancer Center


Every Tuesday, September 8 – October 27, 2020 | 2 – 3 p.m.

Intended Audience

Clinician, fellows, cancer researchers and students looking for and introduction to or refresher on basic biostatistical principles.


Registration is now closed.

Registrants may have registered for as many or few of the lectures as desired, however, certificates will only be awarded to those who pass the class and attend 7 or more of the 8 lectures.

Syllabus Overview and Registration Links

September 8, 2020 Introduction Registration Closed
September 15, 2020 Estimation/Hypothesis Testing and Statistical Inferences Registration Closed
September 22, 2020 Common Statistical Tests I Registration Closed
September 29, 2020 Common Statistical Tests II Registration Closed
October 6, 2020 Introduction to Clinical Trials Registration Closed
October 13, 2020 Survival Analysis Registration Closed
October 20, 2020 Sample Size Calculation I Registration Closed
October 27, 2020 Sample Size Calculation II Registration Closed


Alexandra Fahnlander
Administrative Assistant