Learn statistical techniques to analyze clinical data.
Biostatistics is an indispensable tool for improving our understanding of biological processes and has a direct impact in ensuring the safety and efficacy of pharmacological and biotechnological products. Biostatistians can be found beyond pharmacological and medical research in various fields and industries, and often work closely with economists, insurance analysts, marketing specialists, and other professionals to analyze data, assure quality control, develop policy, conduct market research, and implement cost controls. In addition, the application of biostatistics has recently expanded to include a wide-range of fields, such as medical imaging, ecological forecasting, and statistical genetics.
Recently updated with more in-depth learning on the most commonly used biostatistical methods, this online certificate in biostatistics emphasizes the application of statistical techniques to the analysis of clinical data. The course sequence begins with basic statistical concepts in biostatistics and then moves to more advanced topics, including the use of SAS, the dominant software for statistical analysis in the field.
In this program, you will develop a clear, solid understanding of statistical methods and their applications, as well as the available software tools needed to carry out biostatistical work. In the final two courses of the program, you will master the types of analysis most commonly used in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, including simple and multiple linear regression, ANOVA and ANCOVA, simple and multiple logistic regression, and survival analysis.
For more information about this program, please contact the program manager at email@example.com or 858-534-9353.
There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program
You may enroll in the certificate program at any time. However, it is recommended that you enroll as soon as possible. The program curriculum may be updated at any time; if certificate requirements change, you must adhere to the curriculum at the time of your enrollment into the certificate.
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Although programs are open to all adult learners, UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.
Principal Statistical Programmer
Merck & Co., Inc.
Statistician & Statistical Programming Consultant
City of Hope National Medical Center
Director of Inflammation & Immunology
President and CEO
Professor, Mathematics and Family & Preventive Medicine
UC San Diego
There are no prerequisite required to enroll in the certificate program, however we do highly recommend you have a strong mathematical foundation prior to taking any of the required courses. A life science or medical health background is also recommended, but not required.
Most students complete the program in one year by taking one course per quarter for four consecutive quarters. You have up to five years to complete all requirements for the certificate.
The program costs approximately $3,370 including the certificate fee, course fees, and required textbooks. This is an estimate of the full cost of the program. This estimate may vary based on a variety of factors. All estimated costs are subject to change. Program fees are paid on a per-course basis, when you enroll in a course, and current fees and textbooks are listed on the individual course pages.
Yes! This program is designed for you to take it online in the convenience of your own home or office. Some courses may also have in-class options, but you can complete all program requirements online. For online courses, all assignments, tests, and quizzes can be completed online and submitted through Blackboard, our online learning platform.
If you have taken a course from an accredited university covering the learning objectives of a program course, you may be able to transfer your previous coursework to Extension. If you have not taken a course elsewhere, but already have the skills covered in a course, you may be able to substitute an alternate Extension course in its place. Please contact the program representative at email@example.com or (858) 534-9358 for more information.
Yes, the program is open to non-California residents, including non-US residents. The tuition is the same for all students. If you have questions about how enrolling in courses may or may not affect your visa status, please contact our International Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 534-6784.
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