A 35-week online course on the principles and methods of biostatistics. Certificate in Applied Biostatistics
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At a glance
Opportunity for
  • A comprehensive overview of study design and applied biostatistics
  • MD, PhD, or equivalent
  • Explicit involvement in basic science/clinical research
Time commitment
  • Four hours per week for 35 weeks
Funding level
  • Tuition-free for Harvard-affiliated institutions
Session dates
  • September 21, 2015 - June 13, 2016
Application Due
  • 5:00pm on August 14, 2015
  • All applicants will be notified of their status no later than August 28, 2015.
Note: The application process is closed. Please check back for future opportunities.

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The Harvard Catalyst Postgraduate Education Program in Clinical & Translational Science provides training to clinical investigators through a range of educational offerings. This course is part of the advanced curriculum and is designed for independent researchers.

This online course offers a comprehensive introduction to biostatistics in medical research. The course includes a review of the most common techniques in the field, as well as the manner in which these techniques are applied in standard statistical software. At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to choose an appropriate study design, calculate the sample size needed to complete a study, analyze the collected data, and communicate the results from their experiment.

Course Materials

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