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: