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.