HSH946 - Biostatistics 1

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 0
EFTSL value: 0.000
Unit chair:

Chris Stevenson





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Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour computer practical per week

Cloud (online): Online independent and collaborative learning experiences and 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week


In this introductory unit on biostatistics, students will explore the philosophical basis of statistical thought, examine fundamental statistical concepts and methods and explore their application in a variety of health settings. The delivery of the Unit is designed to facilitate the syntheses of the basic components of learning through practical exercises, statistical computing labs and the application of biostatistical techniques to realistic health-related data. The main topic areas covered will include: descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, comparison of means, inference on proportions, contingency tables, correlation and basic regression concepts.


Assessment task 1: Data manipulation and analysis (equivalent 1000 words) 20%

Assessment task 2: Data manipulation, analysis and interpretation (equivalent to 1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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