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Biostatistics Concentration

 

The Biostatistics concentration teaches you to apply statistical reasoning and methods to the analysis of public health, health care, and biomedical, clinical and population-based data.

You’ll apply descriptive and inferential methodologies to answer research questions and harness the concepts of probability, random variation and commonly used statistical probability distributions. You’ll learn to implement and interpret the appropriate analytic methods or methodological alternatives to calculate key measures of association in public health research studies.

Key Skills

When you graduate with the Biostatistics concentration, you’ll be prepared to begin a promising global public health career applying statistical principles to evaluat

Professional Development

You will benefit from countless opportunities to build skills and experience to prepare you for successful careers in public health and biostatistics. Learn more about the professional development opportunities available to you at NYU GPH [5.5.5.e MPH Professional Development], including internships, fellowships, employment, volunteer opportunities, professional association membership, and more.

 

Biostatistics Course Checklist

The Biostatistics checklist outlines the requirements for the concentration, as well as which core and concentration courses have pre-requisites. Use this tool as you move along in the program to help keep track of the courses you’ve taken, as well as what’s up next.

 

Want to Learn More about Biostatistics?

To find out even more about the Biostatistics concentration, including the skills you’ll gain, the courses you’ll take, and the hands-on Applied-Practice Thesis, take a look at our Biostatistics fact sheet (pdf).

All students in the Biostatics concentration take the following core courses (18 credits) as part of the MPH degree requirements:

GPH-GU2106 Epidemiology (3)

GPH-GU 2110 Health Policy and Management (3)*

GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social and Behavioral Health (3)

GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health (3)

GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)

GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)

* as of Fall 2017, this course will be split up into two courses: GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy (1.5) and GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management and Leadership.

 

All students in the Biostatistics concentration must take the following courses:

GPH-GU 2920 Biostatistics: Regression and Multivariable Modeling (3)

GPH-GU 2320 Data Utilization in Public Health Practice (3)

GPH-GU 2225 Psychometric Measurement and Analysis in Public Health Research & Practice (3)

APSTA-GE 2003 Intermediate Quantitative Methods: General Linear Model (3)

APSTA-GE 2004 Advanced Modeling I: Topics in Multivariate Analysis (2) (pre-req: APSTA-GE 2003)

GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)

GPH-GU 5180 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health II (0)

GPH-GU 5185 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health III (0)

GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)

 

All students in the Biostatistics concentration must take the following:

Group A Electives: Methods (choose 3 credits)

GPH-GU 5380 Data-Driven Decision-Making in Global Public Health (3)

GPH-GU 2375 Estimating Impacts of Policy Research (3)

URPL-GP 2618 Geographic Systems & Analysis (3)

GPH-GU 2450 Intermediate Epidemiology (3)

GPH-GU 2361 Research Methods in Public Health (3)

PADM-GP 4114 Surveys and Interviews (1.5)

 

Group B Electives: Statistics (choose 7 credits)

MATH-GA 2901 Basic Probability (3)

APSTA-GE 2152 Practicum in Statistical Computing (1-2)

APSTA-GE 2011 Classification & Clustering (2) (pre-reqs: APSTA-GE 2003 and APSTA-GE 2152 or equivalent R experience)

APSTA-GE 2013 Missing Data (2) (pre-req: APSTA-GE 2011)

APSTA-GE 2040 Multilevel Models: Growth Curve (2) - AND - APSTA-GE 2041 Practicum in Multi-level Models (1) - note: students must earn a minimum of an A- in GPH-GU 2920 in order to be eligible for these two courses.

APSTA-GE 2012 Causal Inference (3) (pre-req: APSTA-GE 2004)

APSTA-GE 2044 Generalized Linear Models and Extensions (2) (pre-req: APSTA-GE 2003)

APSTA-GE 2094 Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling (3) (pre-req: APSTA-GE 2003)

 

The culminating experience for students in the Biostatistics concentration consists of:

1) a minimum of 180 hours of a practice experience, completed prior to Thesis I, and 2) a two-semester MPH thesis.

GPH-GU 2686 Thesis I: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)

GPH-GU 2687 Thesis II: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)

NOTE: Please be advised that the culminating applied practice experience for all concentrations will be revised beginning Fall 2017 and will be effective for students who matriculate in that term.

Year 1:

Fall semester (12 credits)

GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)

GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)

GPH-GU 2140 Global Issues in Social & Behavioral Health (3)

GPH-GU 2190 Essentials of Public Health Biology (3)

GPH-GU 5171 Global Health Informatics Workshop (0)

GPH-GU 5175 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health I (0)

 

Spring semester (12 credits)

GPH-GU 2110 Health Policy & Management (3)*

GPH-GU 2153 Global Environmental Health (3)

GPH-GU 2920 Biostatistics: Regression and Multivariable Modeling (3)

Group A Elective (3)

GPH-GU 5180 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health II (0)

GPH-GU 5185 Readings in the History & Philosophy of Public Health III (0)

* as of Fall 2017, this course will be split up into two courses: GPH-GU 2110 Health Care Policy (1.5) and GPH-GU 2112 Public Health Management and Leadership.

 

Year 2:

Fall semester (11 credits)

GPH-GU 2686 Thesis I: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)

GPH-GU 2320 Data Utilization in Public Health Practice (3)

GPH-GU 2225 Psychometric Measurement and Analysis in Public Health Research & Practice (3)

APSTA-GE 2003 Intermediate Quantitative Methods: General Linear Models (3)

 

Spring semester (11 credits)

GPH-GU 2687 Thesis II: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2)

APSTA-GE 2004 Advanced Modeling I: Topics in Multivariate Analysis (2)

Group B Elective (3)

Group B Elective (2)

Group B Elective (2)

NOTE: Please be advised that the culminating applied practice experience for all concentrations will be revised beginning Fall 2017 and will be effective for all students who matriculate in that term.

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