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Professional Certificate Programme in Biostatistics

The objective of Professional Certificate Programme in Biostatistics is to equip students with basic analytical skills of conducting biostatistics analysis and study design in clinical research. The students are required to study four core courses ranging from fundamentals of biostatistics, advanced data modelling to research protocol development. Three introduction to biostatistics data analysis courses cover the common types of medical data including continuous, categorical and survival data, and relevant statistical tests suitable to be applied for the data types. The courses have practical sessions and tutorials that teach students to carry out data analysis using statistical software SPSS.


Upon completion of the programme, the students are expected to be able to conduct basic data analysis in clinical research setting. The programme also places emphasis on study design and protocol development – the teachers will guide students to propose and design an independent study involving data collection, hypothesis making, analysis, interpretation and drawing conclusions. The programme is very suitable for clinical researchers to strengthen their basic analytic skills and research study design.


Programme Outcome

The Professional Certificate Programme in Biostatistics aims to provide comprehensive training in developing appropriate statistical models for analyzing data and interpreting results properly. By introducing fundamental statistical theories, procedures and applications, this programme can build up students’ ability in designing, conducting, and analyzing clinical and non-clinical health data and  interpreting and using findings from such studies for patient care, public health interventions and policy making.

Upon completion of this programme, students will have acquired the ability to:-
1.     set up their database efficiently so as to describe and explore data graphically and statistically;
2.    test their hypothesis statistically and interpret results of hypothesis testing correctly;
3.    make good use of the common statistical software, i.e. SPSS, to analyze data; and
4.    gain the practical hands on experience in analyzing data examples in medical research setting by using various statistical tests.


The 4 courses in the programme are:

Course 1: Introduction to Biostatistics 
Course 2: Linear Models 
Course 3: Categorical and Survival Data Analysis 
Course 4: Protocol Development I 



English will be used as the medium for instruction.

Tuition Fee


*Remarks:  JC School of Public Health and Primary Care reserves the right to increase the fees in coming academic years.

Tuition Fee Payment
Students are required to pay the first installment of course fee HK$23,400.00 (half of full fees) before the course commences. The tuition fee, once paid, is non-refundable or non-transferable. Payment(s) can be made by a crossed cheque or bankdraft, payable to “The Chinese University of Hong Kong”

How to Apply

Complete the Online Application Form with the application fee HK$300.00 paid. The Application fee by crossed CHEQUE made payable to "The Chinese University of Hong Kong" should be sent IN A WEEK to: 

Course Administrator
MSc in Epidemiology & Biostatistics Programme
2/F, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care,
Prince of Wales Hospital,
Shatin, N.T., HONG KONG
“Professional Certificate Programme in Biostatistics Application” 

The Programme reserves the right to cancel the course if the number of registered students is insufficient or for other unanticipated reasons.

Application Deadline: 4 August 2023

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