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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleGradCertBiostats
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)1 year PT
Study mode and locationMulti-modal (Alfred Hospital)
Contact details

Postgraduate Office: telephone +61 3 9903 0563; email pgradenq@med.monash.edu.au or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/epidemiology/pgrad/

Course coordinator

Professor Andrew Forbes

Notes

  • This course is not available to international students.
  • Part-time study only. Students must attend compulsory block requirements.

Description

This course, offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, provides a broad understanding of the value and basic principles of biostatistical methods in health and medical research. The degree assists in understanding the principles of epidemiology and its biostatistical underpinnings and practical application as well as improving computing and data management skills.

Objectives

On completion of this course, students will be expected to:

  • demonstrate a broad understanding of the value and basic principles of biostatistical methods in health and medical research
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of epidemiology and its biostatistical underpinnings
  • have acquired skills in data management and statistical analyses to handle a variety of practical problems using modern statistical techniques and software
  • have developed the practical and technical skills to progress to further postgraduate studies in biostatistics.

Assessment

Assessment includes written assignments, practical exercises and examinations.

Structure

This course comprises one core unit and three elective units.

Requirements

Core unit

Elective units

Select three of:

  • EPM5001 Health indicators and health surveys
  • EPM5002 Mathematical background for biostatistics
  • EPM5003 Principles of statistical inference
  • EPM5004 Linear models
  • EPM5005 Data management and statistical computing
  • EPM5006 Clinical biostatistics
  • EPM5007 Design of experiments and clinical trials
  • EPM5008 Longitudinal and correlated data analysis
  • EPM5009 Categorical data and generalised linear models
  • EPM5010 Survival analysis
  • EPM5012 Bioinformatics
  • EPM5013 Bayesian statistical methods
  • EPM5014 Probability and distribution theory
  • EPM5016 Advanced clinical trials

Progression to further studies

This course articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics and then the Master of Biostatistics.

Award(s)

Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics