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HSH746 - Biostatistics 1

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Chris Stevenson

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: equivalent 2 hours per week

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

Note:

*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery

Content

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

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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