M.Sc. Biostatistics

Introduction

M.Sc. is a 2-years program. Statistical tools and techniques are becoming a top-level demand in the emerging fields of medical and life sciences. Biostatistics is the science of collecting, analyzing, presenting and drawing inferences from data for research in medicine and health. Since researches in biomedical sciences are increasingly becoming more quantitative and more complex, therefore, an ultimate need exists for the individuals who possess exceptional analytical skills and ability to effectively employ statistical principles to different asking problems in medical and other health sciences. The graduates of such program (Biostatistics) will learn a wide range of contemporary statistical method to serve the above stated purposes. This fact led us to plan to initiate a master level (evening) program of Biostatistics.

Aims and Objectives

The major aims and objectives of the M.Sc. Biostatistics program, in Statistics, is to develop a solid foundation for the effective operational and strategic decisions using statistical theory in medical and life science discipline and to involve the graduates with the help of project-based activities so that they can be trained to pursue the higher degrees and research in the field of Statistics.

Eligibility

A candidate who has passed graduation examination from any University of Pakistan or an equivalent examination recognized by the University is eligible for admission to M.Sc. Biostatistics provided that the candidate has secured at least 45% marks in B.A/ B.Sc. or equivalent examination.
Note: Admissions in M.Sc. Biostatistics program is offered subject to the minimum enrolment of 25 students.

Computation of Merit

The merit will be determined according to the criteria laid down by the University.