Biostatistics Research Project Part A (BSTA5020)


This unit is for master's students who intend to do two workplace projects and will therefore enrol in BSTA5021 as well. The aim of the unit is to give master's students practical experience, usually in workplace settings, in the application of knowledge and skills learnt during the coursework of the master's program. Students will provide evidence of having met this goal by presenting a portfolio made up of a preface and two project reports. The projects should not all be of the same type and must involve the use of different statistical methods and concepts. At least one project should involve complex multivariable analysis of data. Students should enrol in both Workplace Project Portfolio A and Workplace Project Portfolio Part B, either in semesters 1 and 2 respectively, or both in the same semester.

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Supervision by an experienced biostatistician


There is no assessment for Part A. For Part B, the portfolio will be examined by two examiners, at least one of whom will be internal to the University of Sydney. (100%)


There are no essential readings for this unit.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


24 credit points including BSTA5004 and BSTA5007





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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.