Biostatistics is an important component in many medical research projects in both the experimental, clinical and public health areas. Biostatisticians are therefore in increasing demand, and there is a well-documented need for a substantial part of these having their own independent competence in research and development, that is, at the PhD level.

PhD students in biostatistics often take their topic from a problem in an applied-statistical collaboration, although it is also possible to do purely methodological research.

Besides graduate training of biostatisticians, the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics graduate programme offers many courses in the PhD programme at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

The Section of Biostatistics at the Department of Public Health offers individual advice to PhD students in statistical design and analysis of medical research projects.