Biostatistics in Public Health Specialization
Build Statistical Skills for Biological Sciences. Master the tools and methods you need to analyze, interpret, and communicate biostatistical data.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
In each course, learners will assume the role of a biostatistical consultant helping research teams review and interpret the published scientific literature. Throughout the specializations, learners will return to two important studies, one on asthma medication and another on injectable contraception, to answer the researchers' questions about the published statistical methods and results.
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
Johns Hopkins University
The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the refund policy?
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.
Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
The specialization is structured as four 4-week courses, so it can be completed in as little as 16 weeks. However, you should plan a pace that suits your particular circumstances. None of the assignments require peer evaluation, so you can work at your own pace.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Mathematical ability up through and including basic algebra, including logarithms and the equation of a line
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We strongly recommend taking the course in the order in which they are presented. The courses build on one another.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
Johns Hopkins University does not award academic credit for completion of this specialization or any of its Coursera offerings.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
Learners who complete the specialization will be able to perform statistical calculations and interpret data to support research in the field of public health.
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