The Biostatistics program at Monash University develops the technical skills for you to commence a professional career as a biostatistician. The degree will provide necessary skills in complex statistical analyses, the identification and implementation of appropriate statistical methodology, the communication of biostatistical results, and the understanding of biostatistical literature. The course develops the technical skills for commencement in a professional career as a biostatistician.
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:
- integrate a sound understanding of epidemiological study design principles with the theory and application of the major areas of biostatistics relevant to professional practice
- synthesise biostatistical knowledge with critical analysis and expert judgment to autonomously propose and implement an appropriate statistical design and/or analysis methodology for addressing practical problems in clinical/health research
- combine statistical theory with ethical considerations to devise strategies for collection and management of complex data, and for application of quality control procedures
- consolidate knowledge, current research and computing skills to perform complex analyses for a variety of practical problems using modern statistical techniques and software
- effectively communicate theoretical and practical biostatistical issues with clinical/health personnel and present statistical results in a format suitable for publication in health-related journals or professional reports
- critically reflect on and evaluate methodological research papers in the biostatistical literature and apply the methods described therein to practical problems
- Mathematical background for biostatistics
- Principles of statistical inference
- Linear models
- Data management and statistical computing
- Design of experiments and clinical trials
- Categorical data and generalised linear models
- Probability and distribution theory
- Introductory epidemiology
- 36 months
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- Application dates vary by faculty but generally open early August and close in late November.
DisciplinesBiomedicine Biotechnology Statistics View 6 other Masters in Biomedicine in Australia
- An Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in mathematics or statistics or
- A Graduate Diploma of Biostatistics from Monash University or another university in the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia Australia or equivalent as deemed by the Faculty or
- An Australian undergraduate Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in science, psychology, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, health sciences or a quantitiative discipline, plus:
National28000 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 28000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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