Biostatistics is the use of statistics and statistical methods in a health or medical context.
For example biostatistics can be used to show the most efficacious treatment, discover or islolate factors in the spread of diseases and determine risk factors in genetic inheritance and mutation.
Biostatistics involves using highly sophisticated mathematical models to evaluate public health data, such as analysing a long-term study of a large group of people in a way that allows for all the complications in the data that arise over that time.
To train biostatisticians for the public and private sector. Some of the areas of training include:
- Probability and Distribution Theory
- Design of Randomised Controlled Trials
- Survival Analysis
Outcomes for graduates
Biostatisticians are employed by:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Federal agencies such as the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and State departments of Health
- In the pharmaceutical industry as Biostatisticians in Clinical Research Organisations (CROs)
- International agencies such as WHO and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Why study biostatistics with us
All units of study are delivered online, allowing you to continue working while studying
The Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics and the Master of Biostatistics are both accredited with the Statistical Society of Australia
Study programs available
Master of Biostatistics
Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics
Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics
- All biostatistics programs are offered online (by distance) only.
- These programs are for those who have an aptitude for advanced mathematics.
- Please read the special requirements for applicants - Application requirements - ALL PROGRAMS - before you start your application.