The methods used to apply statistics in biology-related topics.

Alternative labels

study of biostatistics
biology-related statistics
methods of biostatistics

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Biostatistics is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Biomedical scientist: Biomedical scientists perform all laboratory methods required as part of medical examination, treatment and research activities, particularly clinical-chemical, haematological, immuno-haematological, histological, cytological, microbiological, parasitological, mycological, serological and radiological tests. They perform analytical sample testing and report the results to the medical staff for further diagnosis. Biomedical Scientists may apply these methods in particular in the infection, blood or cellular sciences.

Optional knowledge

Biostatistics is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Cytology screener: Cytology screeners examine under a microscope samples of human cells obtained from various body parts such as the female reproductive tract, the lung or gastrointestinal tract, assist in identifying cell abnormality and disease such as cancer or infectious agents under supervision, following the orders of the doctor of medicine.The abnormal cells are being transferred to the pathologist for medical diagnosis. They may also work under the supervision of a biomedical scientist. They do not treat patients or assist in medical treatments.





  1. Biostatistics – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022