Master of Biostatistics
Course code: 3422 ~ Course abbreviation: MBiostats ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 3 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 Department Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, provides a sound understanding of the theory and application of biostatistics relevant to professional practice. The degree will assist the acquisition of skills and experience in complex statistical analyses, identifying and implementing appropriate statistical methodology, communicating biostatistical results and understanding biostatistical literature. The course develops the technical skills for commencement in a professional career as a biostatistician.
On completion of this course, students will have developed a sound understanding of the theory and application of the major areas of biostatistics relevant to professional practice; have acquired skills in complex statistical analyses using modern statistical techniques and software; have developed skills to identify the relevant statistical issues in practical problems in medical/health settings and to propose and implement an appropriate statistical design and/or analysis methodology; have developed skills and had experience in communication of biostatistical issues with clinical/health personnel and the presentation of statistical results in a format suitable for publication in health-related journals or professional reports; have acquired the technical skills to be able to read the biostatistical literature and implement new methodology described therein; and have developed the technical skills to commence professional careers as biostatisticians and/or to progress to further postgraduate research studies.
This course is comprised of 10 core units and one elective unit.
Assessment includes written assignments, practical exercises, examinations, portfolio and final report.
Associate Professor Andrew Forbes, The Alfred Hospital: telephone +61 3 9903 0580
Associate Professor Andrew Forbes