Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Campus(es)City (Melbourne)


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Biostatisticians work within the pharmaceutical industry, public health and in clinical research. Courses in this area provide a sound understanding of the theory and application of biostatistics relevant to professional practice. Students acquire skills and experience in complex statistical analyses, identifying and implementing appropriate statistical methodology, communicating biostatistical results and understanding biostatistical literature. Students develop the technical skills for commencement in a professional career as a biostatistician.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Contact details

Postgraduate Office: telephone +61 3 9903 0563; email or visit or /epidemiology/pgrad/

Relevant courses

  • 3420 Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics
  • 3421 Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics
  • 3422 Master of Biostatistics