Biostatistics

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Biostatistics

Master of Biostatistics

Students must complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points form Part 1; and
(b) 48 credits points from Part 2; and
(c) a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study from Part 3; and
(d) a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 credit points of workplace project units of study from Part 4

Graduate Diploma of Biostatistics

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points of units of study from Part 1; and
(b) 42 credit points of units of study from Part 2.

Graduate Certificate of Biostatistics

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points of units of study from Part 1; and
(b) 18 credit points of units of study from Part 2 or Part 3.

Part 1

All students must complete 6 credit points from Part 1 of the table.
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
6    N BSTA5011 or CEPI5100


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Semester 1
BSTA5011
Epidemiology for Biostatisticians
6    N PUBH5010 or CEPI5100

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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Semester 2

Part 2

Graduate diploma students, with no waivers, must complete all units of study from Part 2 of table, except BSTA5009.
Masters students must complete all units of study from Part 2 of the table.
BSTA5001
Mathematics Background for Biostatistics
6   

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Semester 1
BSTA5002
Principles of Statistical Inference
6    P BSTA5023


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Semester 1
Semester 2
BSTA5004
Data Management and Statistical Computing
6   

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Semester 1
Semester 2
BSTA5006
Design of Randomised Controlled Trials
6    P BSTA5001 and (BSTA5011 or PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)


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Semester 2
BSTA5007
Linear Models
6    P BSTA5023 and (BSTA5011 or PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)
C BSTA5002


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Semester 1
Semester 2
BSTA5008
Categorical Data and Generalised Linear Model
6    C BSTA5007


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Semester 2
BSTA5009
Survival Analysis
6    P BSTA5007


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Semester 1
BSTA5023
Probability and Distribution Theory
6   

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Semester 1
Semester 2

Part 3

Masters students must complete a minimum of 6 credit points from Part 3 of the Table.
BSTA5013 is only available in odd years and BSTA5014 is only available in even years.
BSTA5003
Health Indicators and Health Surveys
6    C BSTA5001


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Semester 1
BSTA5005
Clinical Biostatistics
6    P BSTA5006
C BSTA5007


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Semester 1
BSTA5012
Longitudinal and Correlated Data
6    P BSTA5008


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Semester 1
BSTA5013
Statistical Genomics
6   

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Semester 2
BSTA5014
Bayesian Statistical Methods

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6   

Note: this unit is only offered in even numbered years. It is available in 2020.
Semester 2
BSTA5017
Causal Inference
6    P (PUBH5010 or BSTA5011 or CEPI5100) and BSTA5023 and (BSTA5007 or PUBH5017)


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Semester 2
BSTA5018
Machine Learning in Biostatistics
6    P BSTA5007 or PUBH5217


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Semester 2
PUBH5215
Analysis of Linked Health Data
6    A Basic familiarity with SAS computing syntax and methods of basic statistical analysis of fixed-format data files
C (PUBH5010 or BSTA5011 or CEPI5100) and (PUBH5211 or PUBH5217 or BSTA5004)

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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Intensive June
Intensive November
PUBH5312
Health Economic Evaluation
6    P HPOL5000 and (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018
N PUBH5302


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Intensive September

Part 4

Masters students must complete a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 credit points from Part 4 of the Table. Students wishing to do one project (6cp) should enrol in BSTA5020; those wishing to do two projects (12cp) should enrol in BSTA5020 and BSTA5021.
BSTA5020
Biostatistics Research Project 1
6    P 24 credit points including BSTA5004 and BSTA5007

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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Semester 1
Semester 2
BSTA5021
Biostatistics Research Project 2
6    P 24 credit points including BSTA5004 and BSTA5007
C BSTA5020

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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Semester 1
Semester 2