Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics (GDipBiostat)

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Special Notes

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This program is offered in conjunction with the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (BCA). The program is delivered largely through distance mode. Although students will enrol at the University of Adelaide, some courses will be delivered by partner Universities within the BCA.

The selection process considers qualifications / experience in a relevant field and includes an interview with the Program Coordinator.

The Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year or a standard part-time duration of 2 years.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator or Delegate before taking a Leave of Absence.  Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 18 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 6 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 18 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
BIOSTATS 6000 Epidemiology 3
BIOSTATS 6002EX Data Management and Statistical Computing 3
BIOSTATS 6005EX Principles of Statistical Inference 3
BIOSTATS 6019EX Mathematical Foundations for Biostatistics 3
BIOSTATS 6020EX Regression Modelling for Biostatistics I 3
BIOSTATS 6021EX Regression Modelling for Biostatistics II 3