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MEDICAL EDUCATION
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 212-214

Integrating medical biostatistics into postgraduate medical curriculum


1 College of Graduate Studies, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, P.O. Box 4184, United Arab Emirates
2 School of Medicine, Clinical Centre of , Belgrade, Serbia

Correspondence Address:
Tatjana M Ille
College of Graduate Studies, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, P.O. Box 4184
United Arab Emirates
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-258X.218676

Background. Knowledge of biostatistics is important for a health professional to understand research methods, analyse new information presented in scientific journals and to assess its relevance for their clinical practice. Methods. We discuss the implementation of biostatistics in medical curricula, give perspectives on medical education in India, and narrate our own experience of integration of biostatistics into the medical curriculum. Results. Biostatistics is still not a part of all postgraduate curricula in spite of its growing importance for all medical practitioners in the 21st century. Conclusion. The need for a reliable tool in research and evidence-based medicine is recognized in most postgraduate medical curricula in developed countries to improve teaching–learning outcomes.


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