PHPM672 Data Science for Health Services Research (Spring 2018)
PHPM677 Data Science in Public Health (Spring 2018)

Annoucements

Macro slides have been posted.

Schedule (Tentative)

Week Dates Lecture Labs Assignments DUE Readings (For class)
1 01/16 & 01/18 Intro to data science I Intro to programming A1 None None
2 01/23 & 01/25 Variables & Expressions
(string.sas)
Vars A2 & Lab2 A1 CH 1;
Kum et. al 2014
3 01/30 & 02/01 Conditionals Coding Midpoint Check Ch 3; Ch 4.1-4.11;Optional 1
4 02/06 & 02/8 Arrays & Loops A3 & Lab3 A2 & Lab2 Ch 3.11; Ch 3.12; Optional 2
5 02/13 & 02/15 continue Arrays & Loops Midpoint Check
6 02/20 & 02/22 Reshaping & Combining Tables demo.sas log html A4 & Lab4 A3 & Lab3 Ch 1 & 6; Optional 3
7 02/27 & 03/01 continue Reshaping & Combining Tables Debugging & Testing Midpoint Check & Lab4
8 03/06& 03/8 Record Linkage A5 (Study for Midterm) A4 AHRQ Report (scan all, read Ch 4)
03/13& 03/15 Spring Break
9.1 03/20 Midterm Review Do the practice Quizzes and come with questions Midterm (Take Home) A5
9.2 03/22 Midterm (In Class)
10 03/27 & 03/29 Macros A6 & Lab6 Midterm (Take Home) Ch 7 & Optional 4
11 04/03 & 04/05 continue Macros Lab6 & Midpoint Check
12 04/10 & 04/12 DS vs traditional stats&
Population Informatics
Midterm Review Final Project A6 Review Kum et. al 2014 & Read McGrail et. al 2018
13 04/17 & 04/19 Data Science II Guest Lecture (TX-HHSC) FP MileStone 1
14 04/24 & 04/26 Understanding Data in Papers FP MileStone 2
15 05/03 Group Presentations Final Project

Reading Assignment

Remember to post your reading log on blackboard before each class.
3 interesting points (facts you learned) & 1 opinion.

[I] Internet: search online, find, and read
[L] Link: click on the link
[A] Article: get from the library, usually available on ejournal format


Supplemental Material

Optional 1: Variables, Expressions, & Conditionals (Lec 2-3)
  • http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/modules/vars.htm
  • http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/modules/funct.htm
  • http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/modules/subset.htm
  • http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/modules/labels.htm
Optional 2: Arrays & Loops (Lec 4-5)
  • http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/modules/acrossvars.htm
Optional 3: Combining Tables (Lec 6-7)
  • http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/modules/merge.htm
  • http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/modules/concat.htm
  • http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/modules/wtol_transpose.htm
  • http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/modules/widetolong_data.htm
  • http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/modules/ltow_transpose.htm
  • http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/modules/longtowide_data.htm
Optional 4: Macros (Lec 10 & 11)
  • http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/seminars/sas_macros_introduction