Department of
At New Brunswick

Competencies for the
PhD 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 PhD curriculum in Biostatistics will be able to:

  • Develop new statistical methodologies to solve new biomedical, clinical and public health research problems;
  • Apply new and existing probability and statistical models to address public health or medical problems;
  • Review and critique statistical methods and interpretations presented in published research studies, presentations or reports;
  • Integrate relevant scientific background to design experimental and observational studies in 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
  • Provide leadership for a team working on statistical analysis.