The objective of the Collaborative Master Program in Biostatistics is to provide students with a unique opportunity to develop the analytic skills and practical experience needed to interact with practitioners and to work on current research projects in a variety of health areas. This objective is achieved through coursework and a practicum. Students start the program in September and are required to complete:
- Eight courses in two terms. The six core courses: EPID 801, EPID 823, EPID 804, STAT 853, STAT 886, and (STAT 862 or EPID 822) are taken during the fall and winter terms, along with one elective course in each term.
- A supervised practicum project in biostatistics (EPID 888) in the summer term. Under the direction of a supervisor, 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.
- A Human Research Ethics (CORE) online tutorial. The Tri Agency online course is a mandatory requirement for all graduate students conducting research involving human subjects.