Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; 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
Offered bySchool of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Campus(es)City (Melbourne)
CoordinatorProfessor Andrew Forbes


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Offered by the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine in conjunction with Biostatistics Consortium Australia.


Studies in biostatistics at Monash 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 to develop the technical skills for commencement in a professional career as a biostatistician.

The Biostatistics coursework programs of the School of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine are part of a national consortium of universities known as the Biostatistics Collaboration of AustraliaBiostatistics Collaboration of Australia ( The units studied in the various degree programs are delivered in off campus mode (distance education) by staff of Monash University and of other universities in the Collaboration.


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/

Research Degrees Office: telephone +61 3 9905 4313; email or visit

Relevant courses

  • 3420 Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics
  • 3421 Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics
  • 2970 Master of Biomedical Science (Part 1)*
  • 2977 Master of Biomedical Science*
  • 3422 Master of Biostatistics
  • 3438 Master of Philosophy*
  • 3852 Doctor of Medicine (Supervised)*
  • 0047 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.