Biostatistics

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Biostatistics

Master of Biostatistics

Students must complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points form Part 1; and
(b) 48 credits points from Part 2; and
(c) a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study from Part 3; and
(d) a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 credit points of workplace project units of study from Part 4

Graduate Diploma of Biostatistics

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points of units of study from Part 1; and
(b) 42 credit points of units of study from Part 2.

Graduate Certificate of Biostatistics

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points of units of study from Part 1; and
(b) 18 credit points of units of study from Part 2 or Part 3.

Part 1

All students must complete 6 credit points from Part 1 of the table.
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
6    N BSTA5011 or CEPI5100
Semester 1
BSTA5011
Epidemiology for Biostatisticians
6    N PUBH5010 or CEPI5100

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

Part 2

Graduate diploma students, with no waivers, must complete all units of study from Part 2 of table, except BSTA5009.
Masters students must complete all units of study from Part 2 of the table.
BSTA5001
Mathematics Background for Biostatistics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
BSTA5002
Principles of Statistical Inference
6    P BSTA5023
Semester 1
Semester 2
BSTA5004
Data Management and Statistical Computing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
BSTA5006
Design of Randomised Controlled Trials
6    P BSTA5001 and (BSTA5011 or PUBH5010)
Semester 2
BSTA5007
Linear Models
6    P BSTA5023 and (BSTA5011 or PUBH5010)
C BSTA5002
Semester 1
Semester 2
BSTA5008
Categorical Data and Generalised Linear Model
6    C BSTA5007
Semester 2
BSTA5009
Survival Analysis
6    P BSTA5007
Semester 1
BSTA5023
Probability and Distribution Theory
6    P BSTA5001
Semester 1
Semester 2

Part 3

Masters students must complete a minimum of 6 credit points from Part 3 of the Table.
BSTA5013 is only available in odd years and BSTA5014 is only available in even years.
BSTA5003
Health Indicators and Health Surveys
6    C BSTA5001
Semester 1
BSTA5005
Clinical Biostatistics
6    P BSTA5002 and BSTA5006
C BSTA5007
Semester 1
BSTA5012
Longitudinal and Correlated Data
6    P BSTA5008
Semester 1
BSTA5013
Bioinformatics and Statistical Genomics
6   

This unit of study is only offered in odd numbered years. It is available in 2019 Special Computer Requirements: "R" (freeware - coordinator will give instructions on how to download)
Semester 2
BSTA5014
Bayesian Statistical Methods
6   

Note: this unit is only offered in even numbered years. It is available in 2020.
Semester 2
BSTA5017
Causal Inference
6    P (PUBH5010 or BSTA5011) and BSTA5023 and (BSTA5007 or PUBH5017)
Semester 2
BSTA5018
Machine Learning in Biostatistics
6    P BSTA5007 or PUBH5217


If you have completed BSTA5007 you must take BSTA5018 and BSTA5008 at the same time.
Semester 2
PUBH5215
Analysis of Linked Health Data
6    A Basic familiarity with SAS computing syntax and methods of basic statistical analysis of fixed-format data files
C (PUBH5010 or BSTA5011 or CEPI5100) and (PUBH5211 or PUBH5217 or BSTA5004)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Familiarity with writing a basic SAS program. For data privacy and security reasons, the major assignment can only be completed on the computers in the Sydney School of Public Health Computer Lab. This computer lab is available 24/7 for students enrolled in this unit.
Intensive June
Intensive November
PUBH5312
Health Economic Evaluation
6    P HPOL5000 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
N PUBH5302
Intensive September

Part 4

Masters students must complete a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 credit points from Part 4 of the Table. Students wishing to do one project (6cp) should enrol in BSTA5020; those wishing to do two projects (12cp) should enrol in BSTA5020 and BSTA5021.
BSTA5020
Biostatistics Research Project Part A
6    P 24 credit points including BSTA5004 and BSTA5007

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BSTA5021
Biostatistics Research Project Part B
6    P 24 credit points including BSTA5004 and BSTA5007
C BSTA5020

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2