Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD016
Biostatistical expertise is in high demand in many areas. On completion of the graduate diploma, graduates will have attained the required skills for employment as a biostatician and will be prepared to find employment in medical and epidemiological research, the pharmaceutical industry, and government departments and agencies. The diploma also provides a solid grounding for further study with the Master of Biostatistics, or a more general Public Health degree.
The Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics is accredited by the Statistical Society of Australia.
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SATAC Code 3GD016 Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July Enquiries Ask AdelaideSATAC Code: 3GD016
Not offered to international students.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $25,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
The Graduate Diploma 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.
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Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Bioinformatics, Biomedical Scientist, Biostatistician, Biotechnology, Biotechnology Engineer, Statistician, Medical Research, Epidemiologist, Government Officer
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Students complete 8 core courses in Biostatistics.
Academic Program Rules
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Example Study Plan
Core Courses - 8 courses
- BIOSTATS 6000 Epidemiology
- BIOSTATS 6001 Mathematical Background for Biostatistics
- BIOSTATS 6002 Data Management & Statistical Computing
- BIOSTATS 6003 Probability and Distribution Theory
- BIOSTATS 6004 Design of Randomised Controlled Trials
- BIOSTATS 6005 Principles of Statistical Inference
- BIOSTATS 6006 Linear Models
- BIOSTATS 6007 Categorical Data and Generalised Linear Models
Project work, written assignments and practical work.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017