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Medical Biometry/Biostatistics

Medical Biometry/Biostatistics

Master

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Portrait

Biostatistics as a science of modelling and analysis of quantifiable biomedical processes and phenomena opens up a wide range of applications from prevention, treatment of environmental risks, consumer protection, health care, research and development, regulatory review and approval to health care reform. National and European laws and directives are creating a growing need. In order to meet this demand, the University of Bremen has established the international Master's programme "Medical Biometry/Biostatistics". The aim of the cou... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07.

Enrolment for advanced students

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Biostatistics as a science of modelling and analysis of quantifiable biomedical processes and phenomena opens up a wide range of applications from prevention, treatment of environmental risks, consumer protection, health care, research and development, regulatory review and approval to health care reform. National and European laws and directives are creating a growing need. In order to meet this demand, the University of Bremen has established the international Master's programme "Medical Biometry/Biostatistics". The aim of the course is to enable students to independently carry out scientific work in medical biometry, as for example the statistical planning and evaluation of empirical studies and the mathematical modelling of correlations in biology and medicine.

The training is carried out in Faculty 3 (Mathematics and Computer Science) of the University of Bremen in a cooperation between the Competence Center for Clinical Studies Bremen (KKSB) and the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS GmbH with the participation of the Cooperation Center Medicine of the University of Bremen (KOM).

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Excellent career opportunities are opened up for graduates by the objective of the initiative (training of biostatisticians, in particular for clinical research) in a national and international environment in the following areas

  • Health authorities, regulatory agencies, etc.

  • University research institutions

  • Pharmaceutical industry

  • Medical technology industry

  • CROs (companies that specialize in conducting clinical trials as service providers)

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The program is offered each two years in English and deepens the basic knowledge of mathematics and statistics from the previous bachelor's program. It extends the knowledge and skills of the students especially in the field of medical research. It places emphasis on interdisciplinarity and practical relevance. A broad spectrum of knowledge for the professional profile of biostatisticians is acquired. Not only practical skills for planning and evaluating empirical studies are taught, but also methodological and medical basics as well as legal and ethical aspects. An internship is integrated, e.g. in institutes, companies, authorities or clinics, in which the students experience work situations and work requirements in a relevant professional field. Students are familiarised with the current state of research in methodology and application through these offers. Care is taken to ensure that students can exchange information, ideas and problems at a high scientific level in interdisciplinary teams and take responsibility for solutions.

In the courses on ethics and legal regulations, students deal in detail with the ethical aspects relevant to clinical studies. In addition, general aspects and backgrounds of ethical and legal content are discussed. This enables students to reflect on their tasks and to maintain or demand high ethical standards. In addition, personality development is promoted and a sensitisation to the civil society responsibility of one's own actions is achieved.

A more detailed Study structure can be found on the homepage of the masterprogramm:

https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/mscbiometry/study-structure/

 

 

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Internship regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Dr. Stephan Kloep
E-Mail: kloep(at)math.uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218-63797

Examination’s Board secretariat

Britta Werner
Building: MZH, Office: 7050
E-Mail: britta.werner(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218-63522

Status

21.10.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Biostatistics as a science of modelling and analysis of quantifiable biomedical processes and phenomena opens up a wide range of applications from prevention, treatment of environmental risks, consumer protection, health care, research and development, regulatory review and approval to health care reform. National and European laws and directives are creating a growing need. In order to meet this demand, the University of Bremen has established the international Master's programme "Medical Biometry/Biostatistics". The aim of the course is to enable students to independently carry out scientific work in medical biometry, as for example the statistical planning and evaluation of empirical studies and the mathematical modelling of correlations in biology and medicine.

The training is carried out in Faculty 3 (Mathematics and Computer Science) of the University of Bremen in a cooperation between the Competence Center for Clinical Studies Bremen (KKSB) and the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS GmbH with the participation of the Cooperation Center Medicine of the University of Bremen (KOM).

 

 

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Excellent career opportunities are opened up for graduates by the objective of the initiative (training of biostatisticians, in particular for clinical research) in a national and international environment in the following areas

  • Health authorities, regulatory agencies, etc.

  • University research institutions

  • Pharmaceutical industry

  • Medical technology industry

  • CROs (companies that specialize in conducting clinical trials as service providers)

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The program is offered each two years in English and deepens the basic knowledge of mathematics and statistics from the previous bachelor's program. It extends the knowledge and skills of the students especially in the field of medical research. It places emphasis on interdisciplinarity and practical relevance. A broad spectrum of knowledge for the professional profile of biostatisticians is acquired. Not only practical skills for planning and evaluating empirical studies are taught, but also methodological and medical basics as well as legal and ethical aspects. An internship is integrated, e.g. in institutes, companies, authorities or clinics, in which the students experience work situations and work requirements in a relevant professional field. Students are familiarised with the current state of research in methodology and application through these offers. Care is taken to ensure that students can exchange information, ideas and problems at a high scientific level in interdisciplinary teams and take responsibility for solutions.

In the courses on ethics and legal regulations, students deal in detail with the ethical aspects relevant to clinical studies. In addition, general aspects and backgrounds of ethical and legal content are discussed. This enables students to reflect on their tasks and to maintain or demand high ethical standards. In addition, personality development is promoted and a sensitisation to the civil society responsibility of one's own actions is achieved.

A more detailed Study structure can be found on the homepage of the masterprogramm:

https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/mscbiometry/study-structure/

 

 

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Internship regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Dr. Stephan Kloep
E-Mail: kloep(at)math.uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218-63797

Examination’s Board secretariat

Britta Werner
Building: MZH, Office: 7050
E-Mail: britta.werner(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218-63522

Status

21.10.2019