Biostatistics

Trains students in methods and techniques used in biotechnology statistical analysis. Courses in this program train students in DNA and protein laboratory techniques and assays, laboratory record keeping, sterile techniques, and mathematical analysis of laboratory outcomes.

Courses include training in SAS (Statistical Analysis System) programming. SAS programing language is used for analysis of large data sets. In the field of biotechnology, SAS has many applications such as analysis of patient data in clinical trials, analysis of DNA, RNA, or protein sequence data, and in micro array gene expression analysis.

This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in biomanufacturing, biostatistician assistant, clinical data assistant/associate, validation assistant/technician, production planner/ scheduler, and research assistant/associate positions requiring skills in statistics.

Related careers: 
Genomics technician
Related job areas: 
Biotechnology
Related job areas: 
Genomics
Biotechnology Programs: 
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