Master of Medical Statistics

Summary

Level of study: Postgraduate

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Medical Statistics is the only program of its kind in Australia. It offers the fastest route to gaining a Masters qualification in Medical Statistics/Biostatistics for students who have not previously studied undergraduate mathematics and statistics. This is an 80-unit program that provides quality training by passionate academics in the use of statistical methods for analysing medical data, clinical trials, and large-scale longitudinal studies.
You will enhance your understanding of statistical methods and how to apply them to problem solve in professional practice within various scientific and clinical settings.
What you will study
You will enhance your understanding of statistical methods and how to apply them to problem solve in professional practice within various scientific and clinical settings.
Key study areas include:
Clinical Trial Design
Linear Regression Modelling
Foundations of Probability Theory and Statistical Inference
Generalised Linear Models
Logistic Regression
Poisson Regression
Survival Analysis
Introductory Biostatistics
Longitudinal Analysis
Applied Research
Data Wrangling and Visualisation
Career opportunities
Possible career paths may include:
Medical Statistician
Biostatistician
Employers of Medical Statisticians and Biostatisticians include:
Universities
Government Departments (eg NSW Department of Health, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare)
Medical Research Institutes and Centres
Pharmaceutical Industry
Graduates may also transition into a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at the University of Newcastle, providing outstanding future career opportunities.

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