Department of

Public Health Sciences

DEPARTMENT OF

Public Health Sciences

 

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Program Overview


This is a 12 month full time program (part time available case by case). All students are required to complete eight courses in two terms (including 6 core courses and two elective courses) and a one-term supervised practicum project in biostatistics. In the practicum, students will complete either a research project pertaining to some aspect of the biostatistics methodological research work of their supervisor or a practicum placement with an academic or industry-based research group pertaining to the biostatistics applications. When all program requirements are completed satisfactorily, students will be awarded an:

 

M.Sc. in Epidemiology with Specialization in Biostatistics
(if they are registered in the Department of Public Health Sciences),
OR
M.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics with Specialization in Biostatistics
(if they are registered in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics).

Biostatistics Faculty in the Program

If you are interested in applying for the collaborative biostatistics program, we encourage you to contact a biostatistics faculty member to discuss your interests in biostatistics and availability of research projects or practicum placements. Following is a list of the faculty members in the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics who are interested in supervising students in the collaborative biostatistics program.

Department of Public Public Health Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Research Affiliations

The faculty members in the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Department of Mathematics are affiliated with a number of health research groups in the Kingston area. Some of them are listed below. By studying in this program, students will have opportunities to interact with health researchers in these areas. Some of the research groups have the potential to provide practicum or employment opportunities.