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## HSH946 - Biostatistics 1

Year: 2022 unit information Unit delivery will be in line with the most current COVIDSafe health guidelines. We continue to tailor learning experiences for each unit to achieve the best possible mix of online and on-campus activities that successfully blend our approaches to learning, working and research. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates. Last updated: 4 March 2022 Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online) 0 0.000 Trimester 1: Julie Abimanyi-OchomTrimester 3: Lan Gao Nil Nil HSH746 Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 2 hours face to face or online computer practical each week Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 2 hour online computer practical each week

### 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.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Identify the basic data types and summarise them.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Critique basic sample designs.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO3

Apply basic statistical analysis techniques using statistical software and interpret the results.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO4

Calculate and interpret confidence intervals.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO5

Apply regression techniques to study the association between variables.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO6

Conduct a statistical analysis which integrates different statistical techniques and interpret the results.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

### Assessment

Trimester 1:
Assessment description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1: Data manipulation and analysis

Equivalent to 1000 words

20%

• Week 5

Assessment 2: Data manipulation, analysis and interpretation

Equivalent to 1500 words

30%

• Week 9

Assessment 3: Examination

2 hours

50%

• Examination period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

### Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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