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MPH - Global Health + Applied Biostatistics

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - Aurora, CO

​The Master of Public Health concentration in Global Public Health + Applied Biostatistics provides students with a public health perspective of globalization and global health issues, programs and best practices; trains students to use public health methods to address global health challenges; and provides depth in the area of applied biostatistics, in which students learn to apply analytic methods and statistical reasoning to characterize, investigate, and address problems in public health and medicine.

As part of the MPH program, students are required to complete the core program curriculum including a practicum and captsone projects. Capstone projects should incorporate applied biostatistics and a global component.


Required MPH Core Credits    
Applied Biostatistics I BIOS 6601 3
Epidemiology EPID 6630 3
Occupational & Environmental Health EHOH 6614 3
Soc​ial & Behavioral Factors & Health CBHS 6610 3
Health Systems & Management HSMP 6601 3
Foundations in Public Health PUBH 6600 2
Required Concentration Courses    
Applied Biostatistics II BIOS 6602 3
Advanced Data Analysis BIOS 6623 3
SAS Database Design & Management BIOS 6680 3
Minimum of 3 Credits from the following:
Statistical Consulting I BIOS 6621 1
Statistical Consulting II​ ​BIOS 6622 1​
​Applied Survival and Longitudinal Analysis ​BIOS 6629 ​​3
​Statistical Theory l ​BIOS 6631 ​3
​R in Data Science ​BIOS 6640 ​2
​Causal Analytics in Public Health ​BIOS 6641 ​3
​Intro to Python Programming ​BIOS 6642 ​2
Practical Data Wrangling BIOS 6644 2
​Design of Clinical Trials ​BIOS 6648 ​2
Intro to Public Health Informatics BIOS 6685 3
Required Global Public Health Courses:
Public Health in the Global Community​ ​CBHS 6619 3​
Geographic Perspectives on Global Health​ ​EHOH 6623 ​1
​Biostatistics Global Public Health Electives ​3-5
​Global Public Health Electives from List Below ​3-5
Practice Based Learning:
Practicum PUBH 6606 2
Capstone Preparation BIOS 6990 1
​Capstone Integration ​PUBH 6991 ​1
Total Program Credits 45


Global Public Health Elective Options

MPH GL-BIOS Curriculum Checksheet



Identifier MPH Applied Biostatistics Concentration (BIOS) Competencies
Translate a study's scientific question or aims into testable statistical hypotheses and propose and apply appropriate statistical methods to test those hypotheses.
Fit and interpret models for continuous outcome data (normal linear model), categorical outcome data (logistic regression), and time-to-event data (Cox regression).
Apply concepts of multiple regression, including confounding, statistical interactions, model selection, model fit, and regression diagnostics, in fitting and evaluating statistical models.
Apply scientific and statistical principles of sampling, bias, confounding, and sample size estimation to design or interpret basic public health or biomedical studies.
Use computer software for data management (data entry, access, and data manipulations), as well as for summarizing, analyzing and displaying research results.
Use the principles of hypothesis testing and estimation for population parameters to draw inferences from quantitative data and communicate orally and in writing those inferences and their statistical and scientific interpretation to non-statistical scientists.

Additional Competencies for Students Concentrating in Global Public Health - Applied Biostatistics

Identifier MPH Global Health Plus Concentration Competencies
Describe contemporary and historic global health issues, programs, best practices and players.
Critically analyze the political, economic, and ethical issues relevant to methods and contemporary issues in global health.
Reccommend data collection methods in a global context, taking into account unique resource and cultural aspects of the geographic setting.
Apply concepts of global burden of disease, especially disability-adjusted life years, across national and international settings to address health challenges.
MPH GLH 5 ​Describe the geographic differences and connections between regions around the world and how they affect health.


Like other MPH concentrations, applicants are required to apply for admission to the program through the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). Applicants are also required to meet the minimum standards for MPH program admission. Review the complete MPH admissions requirements and instructions.


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