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Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Biomedical Data Science

The Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Biomedical Data Science (CAS-BDS) is a program suitable for researchers and analysts with biomedical, computer science, statistical, biomedical, or health services backgrounds. The CAS-BDS addresses the growing needs of data analytics by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to work with large datasets increasingly available in healthcare systems (e.g. electronic health records or health registries) and clinical research enterprises (e.g. data resulting from ‘omics analyses).

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Program Description

The CAS-BDS is a multidisciplinary, cross-departmental University-wide graduate credential administered jointly by the University of Rochester’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Department of Public Health Sciences that prepares researchers to conduct insightful, applied “big data” analytics for health services, clinical, and public health research. 

Program Objectives

  • To prepare students to conduct analyses of, and analytics with, large, health-oriented data sets
  • To provide team science experiences for students addressing health-related questions through data analysis

Admission Requirements

Admission to the CAS-BDS certificate program will require completion of at least an undergraduate degree in the biological or social sciences, computer science, or in a clinical discipline. Applicants with previous clinical, hospital, public health, laboratory, or industry experience are strongly encouraged to apply.