Medical Statistics

Medical Statistics, or Biostatistics, is the study of human health and disease.

Subject overview

Medical statisticians detect and monitor disease and evaluate treatments. The main focus to this work is research, which sees medical statisticians design, implement and analyse clinical studies and present their findings in reports or publications.

The role of a medical statistician is integral to public health education and policy making.

The University of Auckland is ranked first in New Zealand, and also in the top 100 worldwide, for statistics and operations research.*


Where can Medical Statistics take you?

Medical statisticians work in public health and universities, as well as the private sector in epidemiology and the pharmaceutical industry.

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