Biostatistics

  • SPH BS 861: Applied Statistics in Clinical Trials II
    Graduate Prerequisites: SPH BS851; or consent of instructor
    This course covers a variety of biostatistical topics in clinical trials, including presentation of statistical results to regulatory agencies for product approval, analysis of safety data, intent-to-treat analyses and handling of missing data, interim analyses and adaptive designs, and analyses of multiple endpoints. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to make and defend decisions for many study designs and for issues faced when analyzing efficacy and safety data from clinical trials. Students will also be able to present, in a written format following standard guidelines accepted by the clinical trials' community, results of such efficacy and safety analyses to the medical reviewers and statistical reviewers of regulatory agencies.
  • SPH BS 880: Biostatistics Capstone: Design and Analysis of Investigations
    This course provides an overview of the biostatistician's role in a team science environment and will provide training in biostatistical research methods. Students will be introduced to the concepts and best practices for conducting reproducible research, gain experience integrating and applying biostatistical methods learned in the MS in Biostatistics required courses, and experience in communicating with statistical and non-statistical colleagues. This course is to be taken by current students in the MS in Biostatistics program during their final year in the program.
  • SPH BS 901: Directed Studies in Biostatistics
    Directed Studies provide the opportunity for students to explore a special topic of interest under the direction of a full-time SPH faculty member. Students may register for 1, 2, 3, or 4 credits of BS901 by submitting a paper registration form and a signed directed study proposal form. Directed studies with a non-SPH faculty member or an adjunct faculty member must be approved by and assigned to the department chair. The Directed Study Proposal Form lists the correct course number per department; students are placed in a section by the Registrar's Office according to the faculty member with whom they are working. Students may take no more than eight credits of directed study, directed research, or practica courses during their MPH education.
  • SPH BS 902: Directed Research in Biostatistics
    Directed Research sections in Biostatistics provide the opportunity for students to explore a special topic of Biostatistics research under the direction of a full-time SPH faculty member. Students may register for 1, 2, 3, or 4 credits. Directed studies with a non-SPH faculty member or an adjunct faculty member must be approved by and assigned to the department chair. To register, students must submit a paper registration form and signed directed research proposal form. Students are placed in a section by the Registrar's Office according to the faculty member with whom they are working. Students may take no more than eight credits of directed study, directed research, or practica courses during their MPH education.
  • SPH BS 940: Culminating Experience in Biostatistics
    Biostatistics concentrators must complete a culminating experience in their final semester of registration. For more details on the requirements for the culminating experience, please contact the department.
  • SPH BS 943: SPH BS 943: Current Topics in Statistical Genetics
    This course will introduce students to the field of statistical genetics and its applications. This course will focus on the development of professional knowledge and skills for effective practice in statistical genetics. Students will gain experience by actively participating in bi-weekly seminar on emerging research topics, recognizing and interpreting statistical approaches and results and evaluating the currently available approaches. This course may be taken more than once for credit.
  • SPH BS 980: Continuing Study in Biostatistics
    Graduate Prerequisites: For students in the doctoral program in Biostatistics who are approved for dissertation work. Students must be registered for this course by the GRS Registrar.
    Doctoral students in Biostatistics register each summer and fall for Continuing Study in Biostatistics until they have graduated from their doctoral program. Students will participate in a dissertation workshop and other activities while they are preparing their dissertation. Students are charged for 2 credits equivalent of tuition, for student medical insurance, and all relevant fees. They are certified full time. Students must be registered for this course at GRS.