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HSH216 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
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Unit chair:

Melissa Graham



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Contact hours:

Mixed cloud (online) and face to face, equivalent to 3 hours per week


The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to the basic principles of biostatistics used in public health and health promotion practice. It builds on HSH205 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1. The main topics covered include understanding, application and interpretation of fundamental biostatistical concepts. Students will also participate in computer practicals to develop their skills and knowledge as well as learn to use statistical software programs to conduct biostatistical analysis of data.


Assessment task 1: Assignment 50%
Assessment task 2: Assignment 50%

Prescribed texts

Argyrous, G (2011) Statistics for research: With a guide to SPSS, 3rd edition. Sage Publications.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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