Course Goals

  • Understand the most commonly used approaches in medical statistics
  • Choose an appropriate analysis
  • Implement these techniques in statistical software
  • Assess the statistical methods chosen in a paper

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. Weekly lectures are combined with learning assessments and practicum exercises to support and engage participants. Optional discussion boards, office hours, and journal club sessions are available for those who wish to engage further with colleagues and faculty.

By the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Choose an appropriate statistical analysis plan
  • Calculate the sample size needed to complete a study
  • Analyze the collected data
  • Communicate the results from their experiment

Course Tracks

Participants must select one of the following course tracks: 

Track 1: Applied Biostatistics: Core Curriculum

Ideal for participants who are interested in an abbreviated curriculum and shorter course commitment.

 

Track 2: Applied Biostatistics: Core Curriculum and Advanced Topics

Ideal for learners who are interested in a more comprehensive course, with the opportunity to select from more advanced topics at the end of the course.

For more information, please visit Course Tracks.

Session dates

Track 1: September 12, 2022 – March 31, 2023

Track 2: September 12, 2022 – July 1, 2023

Time commitment

It is expected that course participants will dedicate up to 4 hours per week to this online course. 

Each week, participants will view a multi-part video lecture and will be responsible for completing a quiz and practicum exercise related to the topic for the week. The practicum will demonstrate how to apply the technique in a standard statistical package (STATA®) and provide practice problems so that the concept is reinforced.

Those participants who view all videos and complete the lecture quizzes and practicum quizzes associated with 80% of course content will earn a certificate of completion.

Audience

Professionals interested in learning and applying commonly used approaches in medical statistics.

Eligibility

MPH, MD, PhD, DMD, or doctorate-level degree

Application due

August 19, 2022

Fee

  • Track 1: Applied Biostatistics: Core Curriculum
    • Harvard affiliates: $1750.00
    • Non-Harvard affiliates: $2500.00
  • Track 2: Applied Biostatistics: Core Curriculum and Advanced Topics
    • Harvard affiliates: $2800.00
    • Non-Harvard affiliates: $4000.00
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Apply

The application process will open on July 11, 2022.

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program’s policy requires full participation and the completion of all activity surveys to be eligible for CME credit; no partial credit is allowed.