Biostatistical Applications Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Biostatistical Applications is awarded to those who have demonstrated specialized knowledge in a scientific field, but not to the level required by a postgraduate master’s degree. The Graduate Certificate in Biostatistical Applications requires individuals to acquire sufficient knowledge and expertise to permit them to work at the frontier of their field by:

  1. becoming familiar with biostatistical methods in research, business and industry.
  2. becoming excellent consumers of the literature where biostatistical applications are utilized.
  3. applying many of the common biostatistical methods to compliment his or her every day job duties. Course work in this proposal is designed with this purpose in mind.

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistical Applications, the student should be prepared to apply many of the common biostatistical methods to compliment his or her every day job duties. Therefore, the student must have a basic understanding of biostatistical practice and should be proficient in the application of common biostatistical methods to one or more areas application. Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistical Applications program, the student should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of the applications of some of the more common biostatistical methods.
  2. function as a collaborator on a research team.
  3. critically evaluate the literature where biostatistical applications are used.
  4. participate in the implementation of a research project.
  5. serve as an advocate for proper biostatistical application and interpretation of results in his or her field.