The Masters consists of 12 units of study; comprising 10 or 11 coursework units of study plus a 1 or 2 unit Biostatistics Research/Practical Project/Thesis (WPP). The BCA program was designed to be done part-time. At two units per semester, the Masters can be completed in three years.
Compulsory units for the Masters program include: Epidemiology, Mathematical Foundations for Biostatistics, Data Management and Statistical Computing, Principles of Statistical Inference, Regression Modelling for Biostatistics 1, Regression Modelling for Biostatistics 2 and Biostatistics Research/Practical Project/Thesis (WPP). Some students may substitute electives for units of study such as Epidemiology, Mathematical Foundations for Biostatistics, or Principles of Statistical Inference, if they have equivalent prior study.
Students enrolled in the Masters program can complete up to two elective units from outside of the pool of BCA electives. These electives can be chosen from the list of endorsed courses/programs at their home university.
On completion of the Masters degree graduates will have attained the required skills for employment as a biostatistician.
On completion of this course, students will: