Available in 2018

Course handbook


The aim of this unit is that the student gains practical experience, usually in workplace settings, in the application of knowledge and skills learned during the coursework of the Masters program. The student will provide evidence of having met this goal by presenting a portfolio made up of a preface and project reports.

This course is offered in conjunction with the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (BCA).

Availability2018 Course Timetables

Distance Education - Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Have a greater understanding of real-life biostatistical problems;

2. Further develop the statistical skills they learned;

3. Produce a portfolio or treatise/dissertation on the analyses they conducted during the workplace experience, thus increasing their writing skills.


Students will not be provided with written material for this course. They will learn through their practical experience and through advice provided by their allocated supervisor.


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.

Assumed knowledge

Students need to have completed a minimum of 40 units, including Data Management; Statistical Computing (BIOS6010), and Linear Models (BIOS6070).

Assessment items

Project: Projects

Contact hours

Distance Education - Callaghan

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term