MPH Biostatistics Program Competencies

Students Beginning Program Spring 2021 to present

  • Evaluate statistical associations based on multivariate methods.
  • Produce computer code for data management and statistical analyses.
  • Choose the appropriate assumptions of fundamental statistical tests.
  • Examine graphical displays of data that accompany statistical analysis.
  • Evaluate hypothesis tests for comparing two or more groups with respect to a covariate.

Students Beginning Program Spring 2012 – Fall 2020

  • Apply and interpret associations based on multivariate methods such as linear regression and/or logistic regression.
  • Develop programming skills in one or more statistical software packages.
  • Develop written and oral presentations on the basis of statistical analyses for both public health professionals and educated lay audiences.
  • Know assumptions of fundamental statistical tests.
  • Produce graphical displays of data that effectively summarizes analytical findings.
  • Select and perform appropriate hypothesis tests for comparing two or more groups with respect to a discrete or continuous response measurement of interest using parametric and non-parametric methods.
  • Translate research objectives into testable hypotheses.
  • Understand advantages and disadvantages of statistical methods.