Describe the roles that epidemiology and biostatistics serve in the discipline of public health, and be able to describe a public health problem in terms of magnitude, people, time, and place.
Apply proper terminology and definitions used in biostatistics and epidemiology.
Identify key sources of data for biostatistical and epidemiologic studies.
Apply appropriate measurement scales, concepts of probability, random variation, and commonly used statistical probability distributions.
Apply descriptive techniques and commonly used inferential statistical methods to summarize public health data.
Describe preferred methodological alternatives to commonly used statistical methods when assumptions are not met.
Explain the importance of biostatistics and epidemiology for informing scientific, ethical, economic and political discussion of health issues.
Comprehend ethical and legal principles pertaining to the collection, maintenance, use and dissemination of data and other epidemiological information.
Interpret, articulate, and critique results of statistical and epidemiological analyses found in public health studies.
Develop written and oral presentation based on epidemiological students and statistical analyses for both public health professionals and educated lay audiences, and prepare manuscripts for the peer-reviewed literature.