Public Health - Biostatistics

ProfCert Biostatistics
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 15)

Quantitative skills are essential for the conduct of biomedical research - from Principal Investigators, to PhD students such skills permit objective evaluation of hypotheses.

Drawing on extensive faculty experience in Biostatistics, we are pleased to offer a Professional Certificate in Biostatistics (15 ECTS) comprising 3 modules with a focus on data management and computational skills in the IBM SPSS package, and on biostatistics methodologies ranging from basic probability, to two-group tests, to regression modelling and survival analysis.

Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Course Description
- Information for Prospective Students:
This course is suitable for all: from Postgraduate students beginning a research career to Postdoctoral or faculty researchers wishing to strengthen their quantitative skills

- Researchers in any field will benefit, however examples are mainly drawn from biomedical research

- Each module comprises 2-3 contact hours per week on the UCD Belfield campus over the 12-week semesters, suiting part-time learners

Entry requirements

Data Management and Statistics with SPSS (core, 5 credits, semester 1)
Understanding and managing data; describing, visualising and exploring data in IBM SPSS
Biostatistics 1 (core, 5 credits, semester 1)
Descriptive statistics, sampling variation, simple parametric and non-parametric tests
Biostatistics II (core, 5 credits, semester 2)
Linear and logistic regression; survival analysis; analysis of repeated measures

Subjects taught

Data Management and Statistics with SPSS (core, 5 credits, semester 1)

Understanding and managing data; describing, visualising and exploring data in IBM SPSS

Biostatistics 1 (core, 5 credits, semester 1)

Descriptive statistics, sampling variation, simple parametric and non-parametric tests

Biostatistics II (core, 5 credits, semester 2)

Linear and logistic regression; survival analysis; analysis of repeated measures

Stage 1 - Core
Biostatistics I PHPS40190
Biostatistics II PHPS40460
Applied Research Methods, Data Management & Analysis with SPSS PHPS40750

Credits

15

Duration

1 year part-time.

Fees

ProfCert Biostatistics (X845) Part Time
EU/NONEU fee per year - € 1750

***Fees are subject to change

Fees include tuition and examination fees. The fee schedule for all programmes is shown on the UCD Fees website (http://www.ucd.ie/fees/) and refers to the fee for a single academic year. Further information regarding fees is available on the UCD Fees website.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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  • Qualification letters

    ProfCert

  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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