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 College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian 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 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 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
061300 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,525.00

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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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