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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Combination of Online and Face to Face, Online


2 years part-time up to 4 years maximum.

UON program code: 40157

Study Medical Statistics

The University of Newcastle Master of Medical Statistics is the only one of its kind in Australia, offering an internationally recognised program that provides in-depth knowledge and state of the art statistical methods for the analysis of medical data.

You will enhance your understanding of statistical methods and how to apply them to problem solve in professional practice within various scientific and clinical settings.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from research leaders – you will have access to world-class clinicians and researchers from leading facilities such as the Hunter Medical Research Institute and the John Hunter Hospital, keeping you on the forefront of breaking research discoveries.
  • Hands-on experience – you will complete a workplace project which will enable you to gain significant real-world experience, which is highly sought after by employers.
  • Flexible study options – At UON, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study anytime.

Master of Medical Statistics

What you will study

The Master of Medical Statistics offers a rigorous program where you will be required to complete four core courses, three compulsory courses and one directed course to complete for each specialisation.

Key areas of study include:

  • Foundations of Probability Theory
  • Clinical Trial Design
  • Statistical Inference
  • Linear Regression Modelling

You will also have the opportunity to specialise in two key speciality areas:

  • Clinical specialisation – for those in a health related field such as medicine, allied health, biomedical sciences and pharmacy, or a non-health related field such as economics, science, mathematics and engineering.
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis specialisation – for those with a string mathematics or computing background.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

At the successful completion of the program, you will be armed with the knowledge and practical statistical and predictive analytical skills for a career as a qualified medical statistician.

Possible career paths may include:

  • medical statistician
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • clinical research organisations
  • government departments
  • academic medical centres

Advanced students in this program also have the opportunity to apply for and transition into a PhD degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at UON.