Medical Statistics


Medical statistics is the part of medical and public health research that handles quantitative evidence. Statistical techniques are important for designing and planning research projects, and for disentangling the contributions of multiple causes of disease ranging from the social environment down to the genome.

Areas of study

Taught courses include introduction to medical statistics, statistical inference, mixed models, statistical consulting, epidemiology, clinical epidemiology and evidence-based health care. A dissertation is required for the masters programme.

You can study Medical Statistics in the following programmes:

What you will learn

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Career opportunities

In New Zealand most medical statisticians are employed by universities, hospitals, and District Health Boards, with smaller numbers in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. With experience, medical statisticians can progress to independent consulting and to leadership roles in research groups.

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