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Program Objectives


Objectives for each course within the program of courses in biostatistics:

 

Masters Degree

 

On completion of this course, students will:

  1. have developed a sound understanding of epidemiological study design and the theory and application of the major areas of biostatistics relevant to professional practice
  2. have acquired skills in complex statistical analyses to handle a variety of practical problems using modern statistical techniques and software
  3. have acquired skills in data collection and data management, including database design, quality control procedures and the ethical handling of data
  4. have developed skills to identify the relevant statistical issues in practical problems in medical/health settings and to propose and implement an appropriate statistical design and/or analysis methodology
  5. have developed skills and had experience in communication of biostatistical issues with clinical/health personnel and the presentation of statistical results in a format suitable for publication in health-related journals or professional reports
  6. have acquired the technical skills to be able to read methodological papers in the biostatistical literature and apply the methods described therein to practical problems
  7. have developed the practical and technical skills to commence professional careers as independent biostatisticians and/or to progress to further postgraduate research studies
  8. be able to demonstrate an understanding of professional codes of conduct and ethical standards such as those of the Statistical Society of Australia
  9. have developed problem solving abilities in biostatistics, characterised by flexibility of approach

 

(Post)Graduate Diploma

 

On completion of this course, students will:

  1. be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the mathematical background, theory and application of the principles of epidemiology and biostatistical methods in health and medical research
  2. have acquired skills in complex statistical analyses to handle a variety of practical problems using modern statistical techniques and software
  3. have acquired skills in data collection and data management, including database design, quality control procedures and the ethical handling of data
  4. have developed skills to identify the relevant statistical issues in practical problems in medical/health settings and to propose and implement an appropriate statistical design and/or analysis methodology
  5. have developed skills and demonstrated ability to present statistical results in a format suitable for publication in health-related journals or professional reports
  6. have acquired the technical skills to be able to read methodological papers in the biostatistical literature and apply the methods described therein to practical problems
  7. have developed the practical and technical skills to progress to further postgraduate studies in biostatistics
  8. be aware of professional codes of conduct and ethical standards such as those of the Statistical Society of Australia

 

(Post)Graduate Certificate

 

On completion of this course, students will:

  1. demonstrate a broad understanding of the value and basic principles of biostatistical methods in health and medical research
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the principles of epidemiology and its biostatistical underpinnings
  3. have acquired skills in data management and basic statistical analyses
  4. have developed the practical and technical skills to progress to further postgraduate studies in biostatistics.
 
 
   
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