Biostatistics is the discipline that underpins the use of statistical methods in health and medical research. Its foundation is the mathematics of variability and it encompasses the science of designing quantitative research studies and other data collections, managing and analysing data, and interpreting the results. It's a rewarding and challenging discipline.
If you harbour a passion for separating evidence from assumption, have solid maths skills and want to make a difference in the world, this could be your dream career. As a Biostatistician you could help distinguish correlation from causation, help design trials to improve the health of patients, or make predictions about patients' future health based on their clinical and genomic data. Biostatisticians are in high demand across research in academia, in government and in industry.
Our biostatistics team research and teach the latest statistical methods for data analysis and design on trials and observational studies. We expand the knowledge base students access through our partnerships with the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia, and our graduates receive accreditation as Graduate Statistician (GStat) upon application to the Statistical Society of Australia.