Health Research and Policy

Statistics PhD core courses

Students need to take the following classes:

Coursework in Biomedical Sciences

Students need to take a total of at least 7 units from the following classes: Three of these suggested classes are required by the Masters of Medicine (MOM) program, which the Medical School opens to all University PhD students (with competitive admission). This is an opportunity that we encourage the trainees to consider. The Spectrum program for translational medicine may contribute funds to cover the extra tuition costs (relative to the second year of the MOM).

Coursework in Biostatistics/Epidemiology

Students need to take a total of at least 6 units from the following classes:

Coursework in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics/Statistical Genetics

Students need to take a total of at least 6 units from the following classes. The reader will note that there are a large number of courses in this group and that there is a substantial overlap among their content. Rather than making a selection a priori, we include all of these possibilities to maximize flexibility (taking into account that not all classes will be offered each year and that new classes may develop). The students will be assisted by their advisor and program directors in deciding which specific classes to take, so that repetition is avoided.

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