Biostatistics is a public health discipline based on mathematical principles. It is a discipline that crosses all fields of public health, and biostatisticians are frequently consulted to address statistical problems in various fields of public health. Biostatisticians and epidemiologists work closely together in designing and analyzing studies.
Students in biostatistics are educated to acquire expertise in research, data analysis, data management, surveillance and monitoring, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on understanding fundamental theories in probability, sampling data, and utilization of statistical software packages.