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HSH746 - Biostatistics 1

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Chris Stevenson





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: equivalent 2 hours per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


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


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: Online quiz questions (equivalent to 500 words) 10%
Assessment task 2: Data manipulation (equivalent to 1000 words) 20%
Assessment task 3: Data analysis (equivalent to 1500 words) 30%
Assessment task 4: Data manipulation, analysis and interpretation (equivalent to 2000 words) 40%

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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