Graduate Diploma of Biostatistics

University of Queensland, The (UQ)

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

Course Fee:

Australian: $26,200
International: $39,684

Entry Requirements:

Approved degree, or a Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics from the university (or equivalent); completion of at least one introductory tertiary course in statistics


16 units

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Graduates may go on to complete further studies in coursework and research programs.

Who for:

Graduates wishing to specialise in biostatistics, or health professionals who wish to increase their skills in clinical research

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Herston No info Yes Online 1 year
Established in 1909, the University of Queensland is the oldest tertiary institution in the State and one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions. The University aims to enable students and staff to positively influence the society in which they live by creating a learning and discovery environment in which they can develop and fulfil their aspirations. It rewards excellence, openness and innovation and encourages widespread engagement with state, national and international communities. The main campus is at St Lucia in Brisbane with UQ Gatton located 80 kilometres to the west and UQ Herston campus located in the Brisbane Hospital precinct. The UQ Brisbane City site is located in the Brisbane CBD. Other UQ locations include teaching hospitals and health centres, veterinary science centres, agricultural science farms, marine research stations, physics research stations, seismograph stations and an underground mine. University of Queensland students include school leavers plus students from interstate and overseas. International students from over 100 countries account for a large percentage of total enrolments, diversifying cultural life on campus and providing opportunities for international networking. Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

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