As part of their training all Master's and Doctoral degree students are required to spend one semester (4 hours a week) participating in a Biostatistics Consulting Practicum. Students receive one academic credit for the semester.
In taking the Consulting Practicum the student will:
- Learn general strategies for approaching consulting problems that can be applied to a wide range of problems in the public health and medical areas.
- Develop the ability to interact with clients and elicit the information required to provide consulting expertise.
- Learn the role of the consulting statistician and the accompanying responsibilities and ethical considerations.
- Complete three core research modules (human subjects, research integrity, and HIPAA) and do additional seminar readings directed at critical ethical issues in public health and medical research.
Each student taking the course spends two hours/week providing consultation to faculty and students in the Graduate School of Public Health and other schools in the Medical Center. Weekly 2 hour class sessions are held between the faculty instructor and all students taking the course to review and discuss the problems brought to the consulting service the previous week.
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