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
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Karen Wills
Available as student elective? No
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply your knowledge of statistical theory to produce summary statistics for health research data.
  • Implement data management guidelines for health research data.
  • Manage and analyse health research data using a statistical package.
  • Identify and apply appropriate statistical methods to analyse health research data.
  • Interpret, summarise and communicate the results of a statistical analyses.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
061300 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,525.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Fully flexible on-line

AssessmentQuizzes (50%)|Statistical reports (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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