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2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  May 23, 2024
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Biostatistics, Dr.P.H.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to lead the process of creating an organization’s vision, mission and goal-setting for the organization, guide decision-making, influence and advise others in a way that benefits the organization, and build capacity to successfully carry out the mission of the organization.
  • Students will use effective communication strategies and be able to persuasively argue for policies that improve the health of the public.
  • Students will develop and implement formative, process, impact and outcome evaluations for the performance of a specific program or of the organization in relation to its vision and mission.
  • Students will conduct various types of research studies, interpret and communicate study results, synthesize information from multiple studies, assess the merits of research done elsewhere, and determine how research results can be applied to the organization.
  • Students will demonstrate integration of the DrPH core competencies and expertise in their specific specialization through the Doctoral Public Health Practicum.
  • Students will demonstrate command of a wide variety of biostatistical methods, particularly a strong, thorough knowledge of those methods that are most relevant to the application area.
  • Students will demonstrate familiarity with the culture and parlance of both biostatistics and the application area, in order to foster interdisciplinary research and improve communication between the two areas.
  • Students will demonstrate leadership and communication skills in detailing the benefits of biostatistical methods.
  • Students will communicate results of newly developed techniques, or a novel application of an existing technique, through publications in the application area.

Degree Requirements (60 Post Masters Hours)

Courses in Biostatistics and Statistics (21 Hours)

  • Select three 800 level Biostatistics courses (9 Hours)
  • Select four other courses in Biostatistics or Statistics (12 Hours)

Application Area Courses (9 Hours)

  • Select three courses in the area of biostatistical application. The application area may be from a specific department (e.g. Epidemiology, Environmental Health) or a topic that spans across departments (e.g., a specific disease, nutrition, exercise). At least one member of the dissertation committee would be from outside Biostatistics and would represent this application area.

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