Introduction

The Master of Biostatistics programme has been developed with key objectives of contributing towards the creation of a critical mass of professional Biostatisticians, expanding the capacity for teaching Biostatistics in the tertiary academic institutions and strengthening the capacity for Biostatistics analysis in research and academic institutions, industry and programs in the country and the region. 

 

Programme Mission

To train practically oriented graduates who are responsive to the changing needs of the Biostatistics profession.

Programme Goal

To train and produce a graduate possessing practical skills with the ability to meet local and regional biostatistics demands.

Programme Objectives

  1. To contribute towards the creation of a critical mass of professional Biostatisticians in order to meet the increasing demand.
  2. To expand the capacity for teaching Biostatistics in the tertiary academic institutions in the country and the region.
  3. To strengthen capacity for Biostatistics analysis in research and academic institutions, industry and programmes in both government and non-government institutions 

 

Core Competencies

Following completion of the programme, the graduate should be able to:

        i.            Follow the professional and ethical standards of conduct of the field of Biostatistics.

      ii.            Innovatively explore and apply advanced skills to collect, manage and analyses data that can aid decision making by;

a.       Developing data collection tools, designing; databases, data entry screens, data cleaning programmes and merging data sets.

b.      Identifying the appropriate data analysis techniques.

c.       Designing a robust data analysis plan.

d.      Application of at least 2 robust statistical packages to analyse data.

    iii.            Preparing and submitting scientific manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals plus the development of policy briefs.

 

Who can Apply?

The Master's programme is open to all individuals, Ugandan and Non-Ugandan with background training in a quantitative discipline or background training in the health-related discipline.
Only graduates from Universities recognized by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) will be considered for admission to the Programme.
All applicants must satisfy Makerere University admission requirements for graduate programmes.

Admission Requirements

                   i.            A bachelor’s degree in medical related disciplines but will get partial admission pending passing a foundation course at the beginning of the semester. The medical degrees considered here are Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, and Laboratory technology and environmental health sciences.

                   ii.            A bachelor of Statistics.

                  iii.            A bachelor of Science with a bias in Statistics or Mathematics

 

Duration of M.Biostatistics programme
The programme duration is two (2) years; Full Time.

COURSES OFFERED

Year I:  Semester I

Course code

Course Name

 

 

 

 

MAB7100

Foundation course in  Mathematics

MAB7101

Statistical Theory and Methods

MAB7102

Computing in Biostatistics

MAB7103

Design and analysis of Experiments in health studies

MAB7104

Sampling Theory and Practice in Health studies

MPH7103

Applied Epidemiology I

Year I:  Semester II

 

 

MAB7201

Data Management

 

 

 

MAB7202

Linear Regression

MAB7203

Analysis of Categorical data

MAB7204

Analysis of Count data

MAB7205

Survival Data Analysis

Recess term

MAB7301

Project Attachment (Field Study I)

 

MAB7302

Project Attachment (Field Study II)

Year II:  Semester I

 

SPH8104

Interventional Epidemiology Methods

MAB8101

Longitudinal Data analysis

MAB8102

Multivariate Data analysis

MAB8105

Causal Inference

SPH8101

Seminar Series I

Elective Courses

MAB8103

Bayesian Statistics

MAB8104

Modelling Diseases

 

 

Year II:  Semester II

HSR8201

Health database organisation and analysis

SPH8201

Seminar Series II

MAB8201

Dissertation

 

·         Post Disaster Recovery and Rehabilitation Scientific Writing and Communication skills Graduate Seminar Series

·         Dissertation

 

Tuition

East Africans, Ug, Shs. 5,500,000/= and Others, US$3,000 .
Makerere University reserves the right to revise tuition fee rates whenever necessary.

CONTACTS

M.Biostatistics Programme Administrator OR
M.Biostatistics Academic Coordinator,

Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics,
Makerere University School of Public Health,
P.O. Box 7072,
Kampala, Uganda.

Tel. 256-312-263158/9

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