Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics

  • CRICOS code: 088479M


On completion of the Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics, graduates will be able to:


  • Explain key concepts of quantitative research methods including the role of statistical methods in drawing inferences from data
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the theory underlying the main areas of biostatistics relevant to professional practice and research
  • Explain key epidemiological concepts including measures of disease frequency and causal effect, and the major sources of bias in epidemiological studies.


  • develop research questions (descriptive, causal, predictive) and corresponding appropriate statistical designs and/or analysis methods in medical/health settings
  • display skills in a range of complex statistical analyses using modern statistical software and programming skills
  • demonstrate skills in data collection and data management, including database design, quality control procedures and the ethical handling of data
  • employ sound communication skills relating to biostatistical issues with clinical/health professionals including appropriate presentation of statistical material
  • display the technical skills to be able to read methodological papers in the biostatistical literature and apply the methods described therein to practical problems

Application of knowledge and skills

  • display problem-solving abilities in biostatistics, characterised by flexibility of approach


The Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics requires the successful completion of 5 core subjects and 3 electives.  On completion of the Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics you will have attained a similar range of skills required for employment as a biostatistician as those completing the Master of Biostatistics

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Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics

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