PHPM672 Data Science for Health Services Research (Spring 2020)
PHPM677 Data Science in Public Health (Spring 2020)

Annoucements

  • Note that lecture notes will get posted after the first lecture on the topic.
  • Office hours: M/W 3-5pm in the comptuer lab.
  • Lab: F 4-6pm in the comptuer lab
  • Some links do not work at this time. Links will be updated as we go.

Schedule (Tentative)

Week Dates Lecture Labs Assignments DUE Readings (For class)
1.1 01/14 Intro to data science I Intro to programming A1 None None
1.2 01/16 Variables & Expressions Vars A2 & Lab2 A1 CH 1; CH 3
2 01/21 & 01/23 Variables & Expressions II
(string.sas)
Coding Midpoint email (THUR) Ch 3; Ch 4.1-4.11;Optional 1
3 01/28 & 01/30 Conditionals Coding A2/L2 (THUR) Ch 3; Ch 4.1-4.11;Optional 1
4 02/04 & 02/06 Arrays & Loops A3 & Lab3 A2 & Lab2 Ch 3.11; Ch 3.12; Optional 2
5 02/11 & 02/13 continue Arrays & Loops review Arrays & Loops Midpoint Check
6 02/18 & 02/20 Reshaping & Combining Tables demo2.sas log html A4 & Lab4 A3 & Lab3 Ch 1 & 6; Optional 3
7 02/25 & 02/27 continue Reshaping & Combining Tables Debugging & Testing Midpoint Check & Lab4
8 03/03 & 03/05 Record Linkage A5 (Study for Midterm) A4 AHRQ Report (scan all, read Ch 4)
03/10 & 03/12 Spring Break
9.1 03/17 Guest Lecture Practice Quizzes A5
9.2 03/19 Midterm Review Do the practice Quizzes and come with questions Midterm (Take Home)
10.1 03/24 Midterm (In Class) Midterm (Take Home)
10.2 03/26 Macros A6 & Lab6 Ch 7 & Optional 4

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

A good resource for learning SAS data management https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/modules/ .

Optional 1: Variables, Expressions, & Conditionals (Lec 2-3)
  • https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/modules/creating-and-recoding-variables-in-sas/
  • https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/modules/using-sas-functions-for-making-and-recoding-variables/
  • https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/modules/ubsetting-data-in-sas/
  • https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/modules/labeling/
Optional 2: Arrays & Loops (Lec 4-5)
  • https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/modules/working-across-variables/
Optional 3: Combining Tables (Lec 6-7)
  • https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/modules/match-merging-data-files-in-sas/
  • https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/modules/concatenating-data-files-in-sas/
  • https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/modules/how-to-reshape-data-wide-to-long-using-proc-transpose/
  • https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/modules/reshaping-data-wide-to-long-using-a-data-step/
  • https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/modules/how-to-reshape-data-long-to-wide-using-proc-transpose/
  • https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/modules/reshaping-data-long-to-wide-using-the-data-step/
Optional 4: Macros (Lec 10 & 11)
  • https://stats.idre.ucla.edu/sas/seminars/sas-macros-introduction/