As technology improves and disrupts healthcare, the sector needs to build the capabilities to work in increasingly technologised environments. Our courses equip you to move into decision-making roles and contribute to planning, implementation and evaluation for digital health and economic data analysis and infrastructure.
Graduates in this field work at medical and public health research centres, universities, hospitals, government departments, and pharmaceutical companies.
Our Biostatistics degrees are accredited by the Statistical Society of Australia Inc. (SSAI) and provide an excellent grounding for those wishing to undertake a PhD.
Study the design of experiments and the collection, summary, and analysis of data (including the interpretation and communication of data analysis to health professionals). 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time. On campus (Parkville) or online.
Study the design of experiments and the collection, summary, and analysis of data (including the interpretation and communication of data analysis to health professionals). 18 months full-time / 3 years part-time. On campus (Parkville).
Study the design of experiments and the collection, summary, and analysis of data (including the interpretation and communication of data analysis to health professionals). 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time. On campus (Parkville).
Learn the fundamental principles of health economics, gain an awareness of the Australian health care system and the complexities of health care finance and resource allocation. 1 year part-time. Mixed-mode attendance.
Learn new Health Informatics knowledge and skills needed in the health workforce around the world. 1 year part-time. Mixed-mode attendance.
Why study digital health and biostatistics?
- #1 University in Australia and #14 in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health, (*Times Higher Education 2023 World University Rankings)
- #1 University for Public Health in Australia and #12 globally (*Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022)
- Benefit from industry links and research networks, including BioGrid Australia, The Royal Melbourne, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, and the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia.
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Master of Biostatistics
“I was attracted to this course because I was looking for a way to apply my love of maths. It went over and above my expectations and I enjoyed it a lot. I knew it was going to teach me how to analyse data but I wasn’t expecting the methods to go down to so fine a detail – that was a pleasant surprise.The assignments were focused on real problems, which was very rewarding because I felt like I was making a useful contribution. And I particularly enjoyed the research project, where I worked on a big clinical trial looking at breast cancer. I’m still working on that project, so it has turned into a part-time job, which is great! I’m enjoying seeing it through until the end.Next, I’m considering a PhD. The masters confirmed for me that research is what I’m interested in, and it’s very rewarding to make a useful contribution to big problems in health.”