Duration

1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)

Commencing 2019

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Medicine

Location

External

Delivery mode

Web Based

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Medicine

Email: med.enquiries@uq.edu.au

Phone: (07) 3346 4922

Web: https://public-health.uq.edu.au/

Duration

1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)

Commencing 2019

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Medicine

Location

External

Delivery mode

Web Based

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree, and have completed at least one introductory tertiary level statistics course.

A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:

  • Science
  • Applied Science
  • Medical Science
  • Behavioural Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Speech Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Arts.

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Home Affairs for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: https://public-health.uq.edu.au/

Enquire online

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics?

Biostatistics is the specialised application of statistics (involving study design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation) to the field of health.

This program is offered in web-based mode only.

Due to course scheduling and prerequisites, this program can be completed on a part-time basis ONLY.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Visit the Future Students website for admissions information

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved degree, and have completed at least one introductory tertiary level statistics course.

A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:

  • Science
  • Applied Science
  • Medical Science
  • Behavioural Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Speech Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Arts.

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

Additional application requirements

This program is only offered in external mode. International students must study from their home country and will not be eligible for an Australian student visa.

Visa requirements

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Home Affairs for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics

Careers

There is an on-going shortage of skilled biostatisticians in Australia and around the world. Graduates in biostatistics have substantial opportunities in the public health sector, medical research and the pharmaceutical industry. This program aims to fill the gap between programs in public health and epidemiology (which train users of biostatistical methods, not professional biostatisticians) and general statistics programs ( which do not cater for the diverse and specialised needs in health research).

Program requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics

To fulfil the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics, a student must complete the requisite number of courses chosen from the course list in accordance with the Program Rules.

For more information on program requirements, please contact the Faculty.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland policies and rules which govern the conduct of UQ programs. These may be found on the UQ policies and rules page on the my.UQ website.