Biostatistics

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

Biostatistics

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 (EPI)
6    N PUBH5010 or CEPI5100

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Special Computer Requirements: Nil
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 (PSI)
6    P BSTA5023
Semester 1
Semester 2
BSTA5004
Data Management and Statistical Computing
6   

Special Computer Requirements: R software. For advice about buying this package (at education license prices) see the BCA Textbook and Software Guide. If you have further questions you can consult the BCA program coordinator at your home university or the BCA coordinating office.
Semester 1
Semester 2
BSTA5006
Design of Randomised Controlled Trials (DES)
6    P BSTA5001 and (BSTA5011 or PUBH5010)


Special Computer Requirements: Nil - win_sam and PS software will be supplied by the unit coordinator
Semester 2
BSTA5007
Linear Models (LMR)
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 (SVA)
6    P BSTA5007
Semester 1
BSTA5023
Probability and Distribution Theory (PDT)
6    P BSTA5001
Semester 1
Semester 2

Part 3

Masters students must complete a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 credit points of units of study 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 (HIS)
6    C BSTA5001
Semester 1
BSTA5005
Clinical Biostatistics (CLB)
6    P BSTA5002 and BSTA5006
C BSTA5007
Semester 1
BSTA5012
Longitudinal and Correlated Data (LCD)
6    P BSTA5008
Semester 1
BSTA5013
Bioinformatics
6    P BSTA5007


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

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P BSTA5008 and (PUBH5010 or BSTA5011 or CEPI5100)


This unit of study is only offered in even numbered years. It is available in 2018.
Semester 2
PUBH5215
Introductory Analysis of Linked 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
For data privacy and security reasons, the analysis required to complete the major assignment can only be performed on the computers in the Sydney School of Public Health Computer Lab. The computer lab is made available to students 24/7 for ten days after the end of the unit for the purpose of completing this assessment task.
Intensive June
Intensive November

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 BSTA5022; those wishing to do two projects (12cp) should enrol in BSTA5020 and BSTA5021
BSTA5020
Biostatistics Research Project Part A (WPP)
6    P 24 credit points including BSTA5004 and BSTA5007
N BSTA5022

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BSTA5021
Biostatistics Research Project Part B (WPP)
6    P 24 credit points including BSTA5004 and BSTA5007
C BSTA5020
N BSTA5022

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BSTA5022
Biostatistics Research Project Part C (WPP)
6    P 24 credit points including BSTA5004 and BSTA5007
N BSTA5020 or BSTA5021

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2