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HSH216 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Justin Lawson

Prerequisite:HSH205
Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

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

Content

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

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.

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