Medical statistics has always been a large part of Luke’s career in medical research and health care services. Now enrolled in the Master of Medical Statistics program at the University of Newcastle, Luke is not only growing his skills in an area he is passionate about but he is also adding value to his organisation.
Working for the Eye Bank of South Australia, Luke coordinates ocular tissue donation within South Australia. A large part of his role involves data management and reporting.
“I have already been able to apply course teachings to my current career as well as offer statistical services to my wider network with great success,” Luke said.
Luke said the structure of the program and opportunity to apply concepts in a workplace setting has really aided his learning.
“The Master of Medical Statistics is structured for real-world application in medical research. The focus on assignments and quizzes for assessment enabled the real-world approach of being able to research, learn and retain the courses teachings,” Luke said.
With the endeavour of balancing part-time study with a full-time on-call job and other commitments, Luke opted to study online.
“The flexibility of the program in enabling me to successfully juggle these commitments is a testament to the great structure of the Masters of Medical Statistics,” Luke said.
While studying online can present difficulties, Luke said these were easily overcome with the support of other students in online forums – hosted on the University’s online education portal, Blackboard - and of course his teachers.
Luke Weinel is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying a Master of Medical Statistics.
The Master of Medical Statistics is structured for real-world application in medical research. The focus on assignments and quizzes for assessment enabled the real-world approach of being able to research, learn and retain the courses teachings.
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