BASIC BIOSTATISTICS CERTIFICATE
There is a growing need to be able to interpret scientific literature, establish databases, and do simple descriptive and analytical statistical analyses. There is also a need for professionals in other disciplines to have a basic knowledge of analytical strategies and biostatistical reasoning and thinking. This certificate gives the holder the ability to read scientific literature more knowledgeably, collaborate with statisticians, and interpret and evaluate data that are presented.
Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be able to:
- Critically read the literature with respect to design and basic statistical analysis.
- Interpret findings in the scientific literature that have used basic statistical techniques.
- Assemble data and create a database ready for analysis.
- Select appropriate statistical analysis using basic statistical tests and current statistical software (e.g., SAS or SPSS).
- Communicate results of analyses and write the statistical methods section when using basic statistical techniques.
Indicators of educational effectiveness
- Class project
- Oral presentation
- U.S. baccalaureate degree or its equivalent
- College algebra
- Computer literacy
Certificate requirements Units
- EPDM 509 Principles of Epidemiology I (3)
- REL_ Religion (3)
- STAT 521 Biostatistics I (4)
- STAT 522 Biostatistics II (4)
- STAT 548 Analytical Applications of SAS (2)
- STAT 549 Analytical Applications of SPSS (2)
- STAT 569 Advanced Data Analysis (3)
- STAT 535 Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics (3)
- STAT 557 Research Data Management (3)
- STAT 515 Grant and Contract Proposal Writing (3)
Research and forums
Participants are required to attend a minimum of five forums in the School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and/or Center for Health Research during their certificate program.