Master's programs, phd programs
Biostatistics is the study of statistical techniques applied to medical, biological and agricultural data. Applications arise in areas such as public health, clinical medicine, veterinary medicine, health services, and occupational/environmental health. The Biostatistics Program is a collaborative venture of the School of Public Health, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, and Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Through classroom participation, laboratory sessions, biostatistical consulting opportunities with core faculty members, and research, MSc and PhD students will have the opportunity to explore developments in theoretical statistics and the application of this theory in the life sciences. The Biostatistics Program provides students with opportunities to study and conduct research in such areas as: Design and analysis of clinical trials; Longitudinal data analysis; Analysis of complex survey data; Measurement error; Survival analysis; Computational statistics; and Multivariate statistics. The program prepares MSc graduates for positions that require expertise in data management, study design, and statistical modelling. The program prepares PhD graduates to assume faculty or other research-oriented positions in academic institutions or to take leadership positions in organizations that conduct health-related research.