The Certificate in Biostatistics provides students with skills in applied data analysis in the areas of public health and medicine. The coursework concentrates on developing statistical skills through the use of actual data sets and computerized statistical software packages. The certificate program will benefit students who want to strengthen their public health study with strong applied data analysis skills.
Offered by: Department of Global Biostatistics and Data Science
Faculty Lead: John Lefante, PhD
This certificate program provides master's level public health students with additional expertise in applied data analysis.
This certificate program is designed for current MPH/MSPH/MPH&TM/MHA students who are not pursuing the MSPH Biostatistics. The certificate is a complement to degrees in other areas.
Students who earn then the Certificate in Biostatistics will be able to:
- Formulate appropriate linear regression models and conduct simple and multiple linear regression analysis (BIOS 6040, 7060);.
- Differentiate between various analysis of variance procedures and analyze data using these procedures (BIOS 6040, 7080); and
- Distinguish between procedures for analyzing discrete data and conduct logistic regression and other categorical procedures (BIOS 6040, 7150).
Number of Credits Required for Completion: 15
|SPHL 6050||Biostatistics for Public Healt||3|
|BIOS 6040||Intermediate Biostat (fall and spring)||3|
|BIOS 7060||Regression Analysis (fall and spring)||3|
|BIOS 7080||Design of Experiments (spring)||3|
|BIOS 7150||Categorical Data Analysi (fall)||3|
|Select one or two of the following 7000-level Biostatistics Electives: 1||3-6|
|Nonparametric Statistics (spring)|
|Principles of Sampling (spring)|
|Survival Data Analysis (fall)|
|Clinical Trials (every other fall)|
|Total Credit Hours||15-18|
If BIOS 6040 Intermediate Biostat (3 c.h.) is required for the major, two 7000 level Biostatistics Electives (6 credits) are required.