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Competencies and Accreditation

A graduate of the MS program in Biostatistics is expected to achieve the following the following program competencies:

BIOST C1 - Describe the roles biostatistics serves in the discipline of public health.

BIOSC2 - Describe basic concepts of probability, random variation and commonly used statistical probability distributions.

BIOSC3 - Distinguish among the different measurement scales and the implications for selection of statistical methods to be used based on these distinctions.

BIOSC4 - Apply descriptive techniques commonly used to summarize public health data.

BIOSC5 - Apply common statistical methods for inference.

BIOSC6 - Apply descriptive and inferential methodologies according to the type of study design for answering a particular research question.

BIOSC7 - Apply appropriate computer technology to characterize and analyze public health data.

BIOSC8 - Interpret results of statistical analyses found in public health studies.