Prof Cert Epidemiology & Biostatistics

The rigorous design and conduct of biomedical research is more important than ever before. It is essential that appropriate quantitative skills are available to researchers; from Principal Investigators, to PhD students. 

Drawing on extensive faculty experience in Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, this course (15 ECTS, NFQ level 9 Professional Certificate) focuses on data management, computational skills, study design and introductory biostatistics.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for a wide range of third-level graduates: 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. 

What will I learn?
Areas of study include Fundamentals of Epidemiology: Disease classification and measurement; risk and association; study designs. The Data Management and Statistics with SPSS module focuses on Understanding and managing data; describing, visualising and exploring data in IBM SPSS. The Biostatistics I module covers descriptive statistics, sampling variation, simple parametric and non-parametric tests. 

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