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Statistics for DNA Databank Analysts

Class Code: 
R100

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Class Location: 
Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory / CCI Richmond
Class Description: 
The goal of this one-day (8-hour) course is to render students conversant in the key concepts of statistics necessary and useful for DNA Databank analysis. The course will cover general concepts in statistics such as frequency, probability, odds, likelihood ratios, and statistical tests. Course material will also include concepts particular to DNA databases such as population genetics, DNA database searches, recommendations made by the 1996 National Research Center (NRC II), and statistics useful in evaluating high-throughput DNA testing programs. Various approaches to plotting and summarizing data, and its interpretation via descriptive statistics will be reviewed. Each class is limited to 30 students and particularly designed for analysts working in DNA Databank programs.
Instructor: 
Dr. Brian Harmon, Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory
Teaching Methods: 
Class lectures and group discussions
Objectives: 
Students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency in a written test.
Prerequisites: 
SWGDAM specified classes: molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics, or approval of Course Coordinator.
Preparation: 
Pre-course reading materials may be assigned.
Materials Fee: 
$35.00 Materials fee will be charged to all non-BFS students. This charge is due at the beginning of the class. Make check(s) payable to the California Department of Justice.
Tuition: 
No cost to State of California based Law Enforcement agencies. A $240.00 tuition fee will be required of all other public agency, private sector, or out-of-state applicants.

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Schedule of Classes:


No classes are scheduled at this time.

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