The Graduate Certificate consists of 4 units and provides an introduction to the field of biostatistics. It does not contain the full set of skills required to be a biostatistician. Students completing the Graduate Certificate will have a good understanding of the principles of epidemiology and some aspects of biostatistics.

The BCA program was designed to be done part-time. At two units per semester, the Graduate Certificate can be completed in one year.

Course Objectives

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.

For the Graduate Certificate, the Biostatistics Research/Practical Project/Thesis (WPP) is not a requirement and Survival Analysis may be taken as an elective.

  No exemptions EPI exemption MBB exemption EPI+MBB exemptions MBB+PDT+PSI exemptions
Year 1
Sem 1 MBB + EPI MBB + DMC PDT + EPI PDT + DMC EPI + DMC
Sem 2 PDT + DMC PDT + DES PSI + DMC PSI + DES LMR + DES

Universities

To enrol in the BCA program, apply at one of the 5 consortium universities