With a Bachelor of Psychology and a PhD already under her belt, Alix had a goal of broadening her skills and advancing her career in health-related research. So, she enrolled in the Master of Medical Statistics at the University of Newcastle to help her get there.
“I originally completed the Bachelor of Psychology and planned to have a career in health psychology. But, after working as a research volunteer within the University’s School of Medicine and Public Health, I developed a passion for health-related research.
“I realised the significant impact that research can have for the wider community and the importance of statistics when it came to conducting high-quality research.
“This led me to undertaking the Master of Medical Statistics, which also helped me in gaining my current position as a statistician at the Hunter Medical Research Institute,” said Alix.
Working and studying can sometimes be a challenge, but being able to study online has made it easier for Alix to manage.
“The flexibility of being able to work and study online in my own time was a great incentive to undertake this degree.
“At the start of semester, I map out all of my assignments so that I can be well prepared. I try and set a dedicated schedule for work and study time every week but also make sure I spend some time relaxing so that I don’t burn myself out,” added Alix.
With her sights firmly set on the future, Alix knows what she wants out of her studies and where she hopes to go once she finishes.
“The Master of Medical Statistics has provided the ideal opportunity to learn and develop my expertise as a medical statistician.
“I’ve been able to develop a greater theoretical understanding of statistics, as well as gain hands on experience in applying statistical concepts and using different statistical software packages.
“From this degree I hope to further refine my expertise in statistics and ultimately pusure a career as a health-related research statistician,” concluded Alix.
Ready to refine her expertise, Alix enrolled in a Master of Medical Statistics to help reach her goal of becoming a health-related research statistician.
The Master of Medical Statistics has provided the ideal opportunity to learn and develop my expertise as a medical statistician.
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