Work Placement Project A

10 Units

Students will gain experience as an applied medical statistician working with an international team of clinicians and researchers. They will apply the knowledge and skills gained during their masters coursework to a real life research project.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 2 - 2016 (Distance Education - Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Distance Education - Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Distance Education - Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Have a greater ability to understand and solve real-world medical statistics problems;
  2. Be able to participate in a research team as a medical statistician;
  3. Produce a publication-ready draft manuscript, thus increasing their written communication skills and employment prospects.

Students will learn through hands on experience with professionals and through advice provided by the statistician allocated as their supervisor. Students will generate a report in the form of a journal article for assessment. Many student projects will culminate in a published research manuscript that can be included in their CV / resume.




  • Must be enrolled in Graduate Diploma of Medical Biostatistics or Master of Medical Statistics to enrol in this course. Pre-requisites: must have successfully completed BIOS6010 and BIOS6070.
Assessment Items
  • Project: Projects

Contact Hours


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Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for BIOS6150
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