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.
|Unit name||Introduction to Biostatistics|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Karen Wills|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- 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.
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|Assessment||Quizzes (50%)|Statistical reports (50%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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