P.G. Diploma (Biostatistics)

The syllabus of the P.G. Diploma (Biostatistics) course, besides compulsory background courses and courses of general interest, includes a variety of subjects in the field of statistics – theoretical and applied – as subjects of interest in Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy. The P.G. Diploma (Biostatistics) course will provide trained manpower, for the sectors needing to churn data for decision making.

 What will they learn?

The students will gain specialized knowledge and skills required to teach subject matter, and design, monitor and manage research in medical and allied fields.

Careers in Health and Medicine’s Teaching and Research

Internationally and nationally the demand for trained Biostatisticians far exceeds the availability. Furthermore, the course adds value to medical practice, healthcare and research.

Eligibility for P.G. Diploma (Biostatistics)

Post Graduates in Medical and Allied subjects with a paper in Statistics/ Mathematics and working experience at least one year in Health and allied Sciences including Population Sciences from any recognized university from Karnataka or other University with minimum 50 percent marks for general category, and 45 percent for SC, ST and OBC will qualify for admission to P.G. Diploma (Biostatistics) course.

Total Intake – 20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Selection Procedure

The selection of students will be by: Personal interview    

 Evaluation and Teaching Schedule:

The course will include theory classes followed by practical assignments comprised of two semesters of one year duration for regular students, two years for distance education. The practical assignments will be evaluated for Internal Assessment marks.  Average marks obtained in practical assignments, and an examination as replica of final examination before final examination, in each semester will be the Internal Assessment marks.

Students will also be the members of consultancy teams for data preparation for cleaning, analysis and interpretation of thesis/dissertation data of Research Scholars.

 Attendance: Students are expected to have 80% of total attendance in theory and practical’s. However, students will be expected to cover missed theory and practical classes, giving extra time after discussing with the concerned teacher.

 Medium of instruction: English

 Course FeesAs per University norms

Duration of course:

                    i.     One year of two Semesters comprising four papers each for regular students.

                  ii.     Two Semesters – Maximum Two years for Part Time students through correspondence with contact teaching modules

Syllabus of the Course