- 2017



Commencement year

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


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 faculty are part of a national consortium of universities known as the Biostatistics Collaboration of AustraliaBiostatistics Collaboration of Australia (http://www.bca.edu.au/howthebcaworksnutshell.html). 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.

Relevant courses

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following courses:

  • M5017 Graduate Diploma of Biostatistics
  • M6025 Master of Biostatistics

Students in other courses are not eligible to complete this specialisation.