Concentration Specific Competencies

Competencies Addressed by Concentration Specific Coursework

CS1. Describe the roles biostatistics serves in the discipline of public health. (STA 502 Introduction to Statistical Inference)
CS2. Describe preferred methodological alternatives to commonly used statistical methods when assumptions are not met. (STA 503 Introduction to Applied Statistics I, STA 504  Introduction to Applied Statistics II)
CS3. Distinguish among the different measurement scales and the implications for selection of statistical methods to be used based on these distinctions. (STA 503 Introduction to Applied Statistics I, STA 504 Introduction to Applied Statistics II).
CS4. Apply descriptive techniques commonly used to summarize public health data. (STA 503 Introduction to Applied Statistics I, STA 504 Introduction to Applied Statistics II).
CS5.

Apply common statistical methods for inference. (STA 503 Introduction to Applied Statistics I, STA 504 Introduction to Applied Statistics II).

CS6. Apply descriptive and inferential methodologies according to the type of study design for answering a particular research question. (STA 503 Introduction to Applied Statistics I, STA 504  Introduction to Applied Statisics II).
CS7. Apply basic informatics techniques with vital statistics and public health records in the description of public health characteristics and in public health research and evaluation. (STA 502 Introduction to  Statistical Inference).
CS8. Interpret results of statistical analyses found in public health and health related science research including more complex studies based on linear modeling or regression analysis. (STA 503 Introduction to Applied Statistics I and STA 504 Introduction to Applied Statistics II).
CS9. Develop written and oral presentations based on statistical analyses for both public health professionals and educated lay audiences. (STA 502 Introduction to Statistical Inference).
CS10. Use and explain linear (simple and multiple) and logistic regression. (STA 503 Introduction to Applied Statistics I).
CS11. Use and explain group comparison procedures. (STA 504 Introduction to Applied Statistics II).