Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics
Course code: 3420 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertBiostats ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 2 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Study mode and course location
Off-campus (Alfred Hospital, Melbourne - P/T only)
This course, offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, provides a broad understanding of the value and basic principles of biostatistical methods in health and medical research. The degree assists in understanding the principles of epidemiology and its biostatistical underpinnings and practical application as well as improving computing and data management skills. The course articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics and then the Master of Biostatistics.
On completion of this course, students will be expected to: demonstrate a broad understanding of the value and basic principles of biostatistical methods in health and medical research; demonstrate an understanding of the principles of epidemiology and its biostatistical underpinnings; have acquired skills in data management and statistical analyses to handle a variety of practical problems using modern statistical techniques and software; and have developed the practical and technical skills to progress to further postgraduate studies in biostatistics.
This course comprises one core unit and three elective units.
Assessment includes written assignments, practical exercises and examinations.
Associate Professor Andrew Forbes