Master of Science in Biostatistics (M.Sc.Biostatistics), is a two years postgraduate Biostatistics degree level course of study in India. Biostatistics is a study deals with the application of statistics and a wide range of topics in biology.
The study is designed to provide knowledge of biological experimenta especially for Agriculture and Medicine such as the Collection of Data, Summarization of Data, and Analysis of Data for experiments and the interpretation of collected information. Biostatistics has become an indispensable tool in improving health and reducing illness. The study develops the knowledge and application skills of statistical techniques to scientific research in health related fields includes, Agriculture, Medicine, epidemiology and Public Health.
The course of study is suitable for those candidates wants to increase their knowledge for accelerating their career by exploring and acquire a critical understanding of the Biostatistics Science. The course of study is designed to provide in-depth knowledge, information, techniques and about the activities associated with Biostatistics, in a comprehensive manner. The study is focused on theoretical and practical aspects and principles techniques in an academic discipline such as Descriptive Statistics, Elements of Demography, Probability Theory and demography, Probability Theory and Distribution, Health Data Management & computer Programing, Sampling Theory, Research Methodology, Statistics Genetics, Survival Analysis, Applied Multivariate Analysis, Clinical Trials.
The candidate has to complete Bachelor Degree such as Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Biostatistics), Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), with a relevant subjects like Statistics, Mathematics, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology or equivalent examination, with minimum aggregate 60% marks, such candidates are eligible to take admission in Master’s degree study program.
This course requires study requires 2 years of time period in India, It’s a Full Time professional degree course, but some candidates use part time, correspondence education program and also go for distance learning, study option to earn this degree.
After the successful completion of this course, candidates can also pursue the higher studies and do Ph.D. (Doctorate in Biostatistics), and specialization or research oriented work in their respective field.
The Master degree holder have excellent career opportunities in Colleges & Universities, Public & Private Biological and statistical Research and Development Sectors such as, Agriculture, Medicine, Public Health etc.
After the successful completion of the course, one can be recognised as Biostatistician and able to work as Senior Pharmacovigilance Physician, Executive Director (Epidemiology), Junior Scientist (Pharmacovigilance), Assistant Principal Biostatistician, Senior Researcher (Public Health), Chief Analyst, Assistant Research Fellow(Biostatistics), Senior Research Fellow, Professor (Biostatistics), Lecturer, etc.
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