Statistics is one of the essential requirements for high quality medical research, and is vital to public health research. This program is designed to provide in depth knowledge in the application of statistical methods to the analysis of health related data. Graduates will develop a strong capacity to work effectively as integral members of a collaborative team to investigate problems in health and medicine.
Career Opportunities Completions of these programs gives good access to employment as a Biostatistician, Faculty appointments at tertiary institutions, Research academic or research fellow in clinical or public health focused research institutions or statistical analysis and evaluation roles in government, private industry, or non-profit organizations. Admission Requirements Completion of a Bachelors degree in Mathematics or Statistics Science, Psychology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Economics, Health Sciences or other appropriate discipline from an approved university (or equivalent qualification); a proven aptitude for advanced mathematical work, indicated for example by a high level of achievement in high school or undergraduate mathematics; already passed an introductory course in statistics, covering at least the estimation of means and proportions with confidence intervals, and the comparison of means and proportions between two groups using hypothesis tests (i.e. t-tests and chi-squared tests for 2x2 tables. International Students This program is available to offshore International students only. Special Needs Under Academic Senate resolution (01:335) (28 November 2001), the Faculty accepts that it is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty will seek advice from the Student Support Unit as to what constitutes "reasonable accommodations" under Anti-Discrimination legislation. Additional Information The programs aim to provide graduates with the skills to use statistical methods to investigate problems in health and medicine. Graduates will develop a strong capacity to work effectively as integral members of a collaborative team to investigate problems in health and medicine. Requirements and Structure The program requires the completion of 80 units of coursework.