Undergraduate Study

MATH1015 Biostatistics

General Information

MATH1015 is a Junior (or first-year) unit forming part of the Fundamental Mathematics stream.

Note that students wishing to study junior level statistics may choose MATH1015 or the second semester unit MATH1005, which has a similar syllabus.

  • Credit point value: 3CP.
  • Classes per week: Two lectures and one tutorial.
  • Lecturer(s) in 2017: Jennifer Chan, Shelton Peiris .
  • Email contact address:
    Students: please check if your question can be answered by referring to the FAQ page before emailing us. If you decide to email us please include your name and SID.

Students have the right to appeal any academic decision made by the School or Faculty. For further information, see the Science Faculty web site.

You may also view the description of MATH1015 in the University's course search database.

Information sheet for MATH1015

All students should read the information sheet. The information includes (for example) details of the assessment procedure, including dates of assessment tasks.

Answers to frequently asked questions

See the main junior mathematics page for information relating to all junior mathematics units, and see in particular the Junior Maths FAQ page.

Class representatives

Emma Carnuccio, Lydia Choi, Alan Fok, Georgia Harrington, Clarissa Lim, Heather Morrison, Mahnoor Mushtaq and Dhruvi Patel have volunteered to be your class representative. They will meet shortly with the Head of School. We would like to know what you like about the unit and where things can be improved. If you have any issues you would like discussed, please email your representative and let them know your views.

Online Resources

Useful links

In a quiz week, during your tutorial, after 5 minutes past the hour and before 25 past, you can click here to start the quiz.

The week after a quiz week you will be able to see which questions you got right by clicking this link.

Check your marks

MATH1015 students: please check that your marks for Assignment 1 and Assignment 2 have been recorded correctly by pressing the "Check marks" button.

Please note that any corrections to Assignment 1 marks must be made by Friday, 9th June 2017.
Please note that any corrections to Assignment 2 marks must be made by Friday, 9th June 2017.

The teaching material appearing on this web site is intended for the use of enrolled students of the University of Sydney, and (unless otherwise specified) the University of Sydney holds copyright. Any other person or institution wishing to use any of this material must contact the university to make appropriate arrangements.

Useful Links

  • Self-test web quizzes:
    Test your understanding of the topics by trying the quizzes for MATH1015 regularly as the semester progresses.
  • Handbook:
    Every student should have a copy of the Junior Mathematics and Statistics Handbook.
  • Examination Timetable:
    For general information on examinations, including the end of semester examination timetable, see the University's Examination Information web site.
  • The Faculty Handbook entry:
    The description of MATH1015 in the central units of study database.



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