Biostatistics

Degree resolutions

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Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics

Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics

Master of Biostatistics


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
KG003 Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics
KF034 Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics
KC044 Master of Biostatistics

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is part time only.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics
(c)
the Master of Biostatistics.
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have qualifications, evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, science, psychology, medicine, pharmacy, economics, health sciences or other appropriate discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
(b)
a proven aptitude for advanced mathematical work - indicated, for example, by a high level of achievement in high school or undergraduate mathematics; and
(c)
having 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.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, science, psychology, medicine, pharmacy, economics, health sciences or other appropriate discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
(b)
a proven aptitude for advanced mathematical work - indicated, for example, by a high level of achievement in high school or undergraduate mathematics; and
(c)
having 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.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Biostatistics requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, science, psychology, medicine, pharmacy, economics, health sciences or other appropriate discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification;
(b)
a proven aptitude for advanced mathematical work - indicated, for example, by a high level of achievement in high school or undergraduate mathematics; and
(c)
having 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.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these awards are set out in the Table of Units of Study: Biostatistics.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate of Biostatistics a candidate must successfully complete 24 credit points, comprising:
(a)
6 credit points of units of study from Part 1 of the Table; and
(b)
18 credit points of units of study from Part 2 or 3 of the Table.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma of Biostatistics a candidate must successfully complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(a)
6 credit points of units of study from Part 1 of the Table; and
(b)
42 credit points of units of study from Part 2 of the Table.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Biostatistics a candidate must successfully complete 72 credit points, comprising:
(a)
6 credit points of units of study from Part 1 of the Table; and
(b)
48 credit points of units of study from Part 2 of the Table; and
(c)
a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 credit points of units of study from Part 3 of the Table; and
(d)
a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 credit points of workplace project units of study from Part 4 of the Table.

7 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who formally elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.