Department of
Biostatistics
At New Brunswick

Competencies for the
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Biostatistics (72 credits)

Each Department identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.

Upon graduation, a student completing the DrPH curriculum in Biostatistics will be able to:

DrPH Common Competencies
  • Apply  qualitative and quantitative research approaches to address issues at the community and population level;
  • Integrate knowledge, approaches, methods, values and potential contributions from multiple professions and systems in addressing public health problems;
  • Deliver training or educational experiences that promote learning in academic, organizational and community settings; and
  • Design system-level interventions that influence population health outcomes in multi-disciplinary team approaches that promote health equity and disease prevention.
Biostatistics Concentration Competencies
  • Apply basic probability theory and standard statistical methods to problems relevant to biomedical, clinical and public health research;
  • Conduct complex statistical analyses for a broad range of applications;
  • Use statistical computer packages to organize, analyze and report collected data;
  • Communicate the results of statistical studies both orally and in writing to senior statisticians and other investigators, and lay audiences;
  • Design experimental and observational studies in biomedical, clinical and public health research;
  • Critically analyze statistical methodology in scientific literature;
  • Provide leadership for a cross-disciplinary team working on the design and/or analysis of a research study.

**UPDATE** Please note we are not accepting applications to the DrPH degree program for the 2017-2018 academic year as we revise the DrPH curriculum. The PhD degree program is accepting applications.