Students who wish to waive school requirements for Biostatistics 100A must have taken a college-level course equivalent to Biostatistics 100A, AND pass the waiver examination.

The Biostatistics 100A waiver examination will be given:

Fall Exam

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 

9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Room 51-254 CHS, Massey Library

Students who plan to take this exam should see Roxy Naranjo in the Biostatistics Department Office, room 51-236A CHS, no later than 12:00 noon Monday, September 8, 2014.

  • When signing up, students must bring a copy of their transcripts showing they have taken a college level course equivalent to Biostatistics 100A (including the use of an appropriate statistical software package). Sign-ups are only official after the Chair of the Department of Biostatistics approves a student's request to take the waiver examination.
  • No written material may be brought to the exam. This examination is closed book. Calculators are allowed. A page of formulas will be provided.
  • Most of the subject matter for Biostatistics 100A is covered in Basic Statistics: A Primer for the Biomedical Sciences, 3rd edition, O.J. Dunn and V.A. Clark (D & C) or Introduction to the Practices of Statistics, 3rd edition, David Moore & George McCabe (M & M). Relevant material can be found in the following chapters:
    • Topics : D & C (chapters) : M & M (chapters)
    • Graphical Methods : 3 : 1.1
    • Descriptive Statistics; Summaries : 3, 4 : 1.2
    • Design, Sampling : 2 : 3
    • Probability, Random variables, Distribution : 5 : 1.3, 4, 5
    • Sampling Distributions, Principles of Inference : 6 : 6
    • Confidence Intervals, Tests for Means : 6, 7 : 7.1, 7.2
    • Inference for Proportions : 8, 9 : 8, 9
    • Methods for paired enumeration data are not fully covered in these texts, so a supplement is available here.