QBS PhD Elective Courses

Quantitative Biomedical Science (3.5 Units):

  • QBS 101: Foundations of Programming for Data Scientists (.5 unit each term- F/W/Sp)
  • QBS 102: Scientific Writing (.5 unit) (not offered 21-22)
  • QBS 108: Machine Learning 
  • QBS 110.5: Integrative Biomedical Sciences Seminar Project (.5 unit) 
  • QBS 122: Biostatistics III: Modeling Complex Data
  • QBS 123: Biostatistics Consulting Lab (.5 unit) 
  • QBS 124: Advanced Biomedical Data Analysis
  • QBS 125: Biomedical Informatics
  • QBS 126: Analysis of Densely Collected Longitudinal Data
  • QBS 132: Molecular Biologic Markers in Human Health Studies
  • QBS 132.5: Molecular Biologic Markers in Human Health Studies Lab (.5 unit) 
  • QBS 133: Clinical Epidemiology 
  • QBS 134: Advanced Topics in Epidemiology
  • QBS 136: Applied Epidemiological Methods I (.5 unit) 
  • QBS 137: Applied Epidemiological Methods II (.5 unit) 
  • QBS 139/PH 147: Advanced Methods in Health Services Research Practicum 
  • QBS 140/PH 121: Decision & Cost-Effective Analysis
  • QBS 147/BIOL 47: Genomics: From Data to Analysis
  • QBS 175/COSC 175: Foundations of Bioinformatics II (not offered 21-22)
  • QBS 177/MATH 177: Methods of Statistical Learning for Big Data  
  • QBS 180: Data Visualization (.5 unit) 
  • QBS 181: Data Wrangling 
  • QBS 192: Health Informatics
  • QBS 195: Independent Study

*For students who matriculated Fall 2020 and beyond, both or either QBS 195: Independent Study (1 unit) and QBS 123: Biostatistics Consulting (0.5 units) may count towards a maximum of 2 units of elective credit. Students may take more than 2 units of these courses, but anything over 2 units will not count towards the elective unit requirement

Students who matriculated Fall 2021 and beyond may not take more than 4 units of course work per quarter unless approved by QBS administration and leadership.

For the Fall Quarter, this unit limit does not include pre-term mandatory courses QBS 103: Foundations of Data Science, QBS 700: Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research, or QBS 110: Integrative Biomedical Sciences Seminar.

A number of electives are approved from other schools, departments, and programs such as The Dartmouth Institute, Thayer School of Engineering, and Tuck School of Business. Dartmouth College. Please email Dr. Kristine Giffin for additional information.