Biostatistics (MATH1015)


MATH1015 is designed to provide a thorough preparation in statistics for students in the Biological and Medical Sciences. It offers a comprehensive introduction to data analysis, probability and sampling, inference including t-tests, confidence intervals and chi-squared goodness of fit tests.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week.


One 1.5 hour examination, assignments and quizzes (100%)


As set out in the Junior Mathematics Handbook

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics


MATH1005, MATH1905, BIOM1003, ENVX1001, BUSS1020, STAT1021, STAT1022, ECMT1010

Study this unit outside a degree

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.