Courses & Units

Introduction to Biostatistics CAM625

Hobart

Introduction

The aims of this unit are: to introduce fundamental concepts of biostatistics and provide a background in descriptive and analytical methods that are used to estimate association between variables. This unit covers statistical theory, data entry and manipulation methods, data summarising, basic methods of association and linear and logistic regression. With the basic tools found within this unit students will be able to enter, manipulate and check the validity of data and use statistical software to analyse and interpret results. Students will be required to use Microsoft Excel, Word and statistical software R (RStudio). The analytical methods used here form the foundation of research methods in epidemiology and health services research.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Biostatistics
Unit code CAM625
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Teaching staff

Dr Karen Wills  and Mr Petr Otahal

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,168.00 061300

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Fully flexible on-line

Assessment

Multiple choice and short answer questions (45%) Statistical reports (55%)

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Textbooks

Required

 B.R. Kirkwood and J.A.C Sterne - Essential Medical Statistics 2nd Ed

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