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Biostatistics Certificate

The field of biostatistics has become an indispensable tool in improving our understanding of biological process and has a direct impact in ensuring the safety and efficacy of pharmacological and biotechnology products. Biostatistians can be found beyond pharmacological or medical research in various fields and industries. In addition, the application of biostatistics is expanding to include several relatively new fields, such as medical imaging, ecological forecasting, and statistical genetics.

The emphasis of the specialized certificate is in the application of statistical techniques to the analysis of clinical data. The course sequences starts with a refresher of basic statistical concepts in Biostatistics to more advanced topics, including the use of the dominant software for statistical analysis in the field. Students will develop a clear, solid understanding of statistical methods and their applications, along with a good understanding of the available software tools needed to carry out the work. The students will cap their certificate by learning about the purpose of clinical trials and how Biostatistics is applied to the development, analysis and completion of the clinical trial process including an overview of ICH/FDA statistical regulations, planning and writing the statistical section of the protocol, development and writing of the Statistical Analysis Plan, analyzing clinical trial data and writing the results section of the clinical study report.

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Required Courses (All four courses are required. The courses should be taken in the order suggested.)
Biostatistics
BIOL-40049
3
O O O O
SAS Programming I: DATA Step and PROC Fundamentals
BIOL-40190
3
O O O O
Clinical Biostatistics
BIOL-40253
3
  O   O
Biostatistical Methods in Clinical Trials
BIOL-40254
3
O   O  
Other Courses of Interest (Not required for certificate.)
CDISC: Standards in SDTMs and ADaMs
BIOL-40293
2
  O   O
Introduction to R Programming
CSE-41097
3
O O O O
Career Workshops (Not required for certificate.)
The Developing Field of Biostatistics (Career Workshop)
INFO-70070
0
    U  
The Power of SAS (Career Workshop)
INFO-70103
0
    U  
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
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Certificate Section ID: 100550 Add to Cart
Application Fee: $60
Contact: Life Sciences, (858) 534-9356
E-mail: unex-techdata@ucsd.edu

Industry Requirements

Upon completion of the program, biostatistics jobs frequently cross into data analysis and quality control assurance. Beyond clinical trials, biostatisticians often work closely with other professionals to develop policies, conduct market research, and implement cost controls, such as economists, insurance analysts, marketing specialists, and in the development of new computer programs.

Advisors

Matt Cravets
Associate Director, Biostatistics
BiogenIdec

Justina Flavin
Consultant - Statistical Programming & Statistician

James M. Robinson
Sr. Manager, Biostatistics and Statistical Programming
Optimer Pharmaceuticals

Adam Sharp
President
Simulstat, Inc.

Lily Xu
Assoc. Professor, Mathematics, Family Preventative Medicine
UC San Diego