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HSH746 - Biostatistics 1

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

C Stevenson

Contact hours:

equivalent 2 hours per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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 critical appraisal of the biostatistical aspects of public health publications. The main topic areas covered will include: descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, comparison of means, non-parametric methods, inference on proportions, contingency tables, correlation and basic regression concepts.


Online quiz questions (equivalent to 500 words) 10%, assignment 1 (data manipulation) (equivalent to 1000 words) 20%, assignment 2 (data analysis) (equivalent to 1500 words) 30%, assignment 3 (data manipulation, analysis and interpretation) (equivalent to 2000 words) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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