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.
On completion of this course, students will:
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of the value and basic principles of biostatistical methods in health and medical research
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of epidemiology and its biostatistical underpinnings
- Have acquired skills in data management and basic statistical analyses
- 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.