Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Biostatisticians collect, interrogate, interpret and communicate data. They provide the specialised skills needed to draw useful conclusions from health-related research. Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics is offered in conjunction with the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (BCA) and delivered entirely online. It is accredited by the Statistical Society of Australia.
Students complete 1 core course in Biostatistics and 3 elective courses in thematic areas in Biostatistics. For the Graduate Certificate, only Epidemiology is compulsory, allowing maximum flexibility (within the constraints of other course-specific prerequisites
Standard entry requirements
- Applicants are required to meet an acceptable standard in Maths Proficiency
- Selection process also considers qualifications/experience in a relevant field and includes an interview with the Program Coordinator.
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The organisation of the BCA program delivery is unique in the world. A student enrols for the award - Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or Masters - at their 'home' university, for example, the University of Adelaide. The BCA designates one university from within the Collaboration to deliver a particular course by distance to students around Australia, regardless of the university of enrolment. The BCA programs are supported by the collaborating universities, the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, state departments of health, and the pharmaceutical industry.