Practical Biostatistics (CISC8009)

Level: 
8
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
No
Aim: 
Introduces biostatistics to students from non-statistical backgrounds to advance an understanding of how statistics can be used in applied research for hypothesis testing and exploring data relationships.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Master of Health Science or the PGDip in Health Science or the PGCert in Health Science or the Master of Applied Practice or PGDip in Applied Practice or PGCert in Applied Practice to enrol in this course.
Topics include: 

May include but are not limited to
1. Population samples and probability, the contribution of sampling bias and confounding
2. Different types of data (eg, continuous, binary, and categorical)
3. Measures of central tendency, identification of parametric and non-parametric data distributions and different methods of analysis (including log transformation and adjustment for biological co-variates)
4. Simple statistical methods (p values, Chi-square, Student?s t-test)
5. Co-linearity, correlation and linear regression
6. Calculate sample sizes for studies
7. Sample statistics and exploratory data analyses to determine normalcy, and measures of central tendency (eg, mean, standard deviation, median, standard errors, confidence intervals)
8. Validity and reproducibility of data (including inter-observer, intra-observer and test-retest reproducibility) and the methods of assessment of reproducibility
9. Practical skills in simple statistics analyses will be taught, as will the theoretical basis of how statistics can be used to support and interpret biological data
10. Analysis of actual studies with various outcome measures (eg continuous, binary and time-to-event including Kaplan-Meier and log rank tests)
11. SPSS software analyses
12. Performing and interpreting statistical comparisons
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

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Class: 6384

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
28 Jul 17 - 29 Sep 17 TutorialFriday08:30 - 10:00 ( )
20 Oct 17 - 24 Nov 17 TutorialFriday08:30 - 10:00 ( )

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