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. Students who have not completed HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Mathematics Bridging Course (offered in February).


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

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.