Biostatistics Program Competencies

Department of Biostatistics
Competencies for Degree Programs (MPH, MSPH, MS, PHD)
Starting Spring 2018

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Biostatistics MPH Competencies

MPH-BST 1: Apply descriptive and inferential methodologies according to the type of study design for answering a particular research question.

MPH-BST 2: Understand issues of data collection, analysis and study management.

MPH-BST 3: Effectively communicate research results orally and in writing across the spectrum of scientific venues

MPH-BST 4: Critically evaluate published research.

MPH-BST 5: Utilize common computer programs to aid in analysis, description, and presentation of statistical data and results.

 

Biostatistics MS Competencies

 

MS-BST 1: Apply descriptive and inferential methodologies according to the type of study design for answering a particular research question

MS-BST 2: Understand issues of data collection, analysis and study management

MS-BST 3: Propose and complete research project appropriate for addressing a specific research question in statistics or in an applied field

MS-BST 4: Effectively communicate research results orally and in writing across the spectrum of scientific venues

MS-BST 5: Critically evaluate published research

 

Biostatistics MSPH Competencies

MSPH-BST 1: Identify and apply appropriate descriptive and inferential statistical methodologies according to the type of study design for answer a particular research question.

MSPH-BST 2: Effectively communicate statistical methods and research results orally and in writing across the spectrum of scientific venues to biostatisticians and non-biostatistician public health professionals.

MSPH-BST 3:Critically evaluate the design of research studies, data collection methods, analysis methods, and results of published research.

MSPH-BST 4: Utilize common computer and statistical programs to analyze, describe, and present statistical data and results.

MSPH-BST 5: Demonstrate an understanding of the ethics of statistical aspects of scientific research.

MSPH-BST 6: Demonstrate application of biostatistics in an area of specialization by designing a proposal for a research study, performing the analysis and providing a written presentation of the results.

 

Biostatistics PHD Competencies

PHD-BST 1: Explain the theoretical justifications for statistical methodologies.

PHD-BST 2: Apply statistical techniques with rigorous evaluation of any required distributional assumptions.

PHD-BST 3: Design scientific investigations with collaborators.

PHD-BST 4: Critically evaluate the statistical literature relevant to a specific statistical method or design.

PHD-BST 5: Write publishable articles that advance public health and/or statistical theory/methodology.