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Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics

Degree Type Graduate Certificate

Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3GC013

CRICOS none

Biostatistics is the discipline that underpins the use of statistical methods in health and medical research. Comprising of four units of study, the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics is designed to provide a foundation in statistical theory and methods, and an understanding of how to apply these to problem solving in professional practice.

Offered in conjunction with the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (BCA), this certificate is delivered entirely online by leading teachers from the six universities across Australia that contribute to the BCA program. It is well suited to students with an interest in health sciences and statistics and an aptitude for mathematics.

Students who complete the graduate certificate will have a good understanding of the principles of epidemiology and some aspects of biostatistics. The certificate also provides a solid grounding for further study with the Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics and Master of Biostatistics, or a more general Public Health degree.

The Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics is accredited by the Statistical Society of Australia.

To find out more about the BCA program, visit the BCA website.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3GC013
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February and July
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    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    Applicants are required to meet an acceptable standard in Maths Proficiency. The selection process also considers qualifications/experience in a relevant field and includes an interview with the Program Coordinator. Applicants must contact the Discipline of Public Health on 8303 4637 to arrange an appointment with the program co-ordinator.
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    SATAC Code: 3GC013

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    Not offered to international students.

  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $12,500 for 6 months

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    Scholarships

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    The Graduate Certificate of Biostatistics will allow you to develop a specialist career role in health-related research or health services. Biostatistical expertise is in very high demand in many areas. Possible job settings include:

    • Medical and epidemiological research
    • The pharmaceutical industry
    • Government departments and agencies

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Medical Research, Epidemiologist, Government Officer, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Scientist, Biostatistician, Biotechnology, Biotechnology Engineer, Statistician

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    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).

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Core Courses - 1 course

    Electives - Select 3 courses from the following:


    Note: choice may depend on completion of necessary pre-requisite courses.

    Assessment

    Project work, written assignments and practical work.

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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017