Stanford Online Course On Statistics And Medicine Teaches Students Worldwide How To Interpret Data

Lia Steakley | Stanford Medicine | July 23, 2013

This summer, nearly 16,000 students are learning how to interpret data and analyze provocative medical questions through Stanford’s free online course “Statistics in Medicine.”

The nine-week course is being offered through the university’s open-source platform, OpenEdX. A story published yesterday in Stanford Report offers a closer look at the format of the class and how it’s attracting students across the world. Mandy Erickson writes:

Early mornings, while her family sleeps, Tracy Womack logs on to her computer and watches Kristin Sainani, a clinical assistant professor at Stanford School of Medicine, explain the finer points of statistical methodology.