Courses & Units

Extended Epidemiology and Biostatistics CAM627




This unit builds upon the courses CAM528 'Introduction to Epidemiology' and CAM625 'Introduction to Biostatistics'. It will consolidate and expand the knowledge on epidemiology and teach biostatistics in an applied manner. The goal is to introduce the realities of data analysis by using real research datasets. Different types of analyses (logistic regression, linear regression, log-binomial regression, Poisson regression, and survival analysis) will be used for different study designs (case-control study, cross-sectional study, cohort study). Epidemiological concepts such as confounding, interaction (effect modification), bias and measurement error will also be explored through these datasets, supplementing the content covered in course readings and other unit materials. It will use  the statistical package R, teaching the use of code to analyse the data and how the interpret the output there from.


Unit name Extended Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Unit code CAM627
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Ingrid van der Mei and Mr Petr Otahal

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


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,525.00 061399

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  • CAM528
  • CAM625


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

Fully flexible on-line


Module quizzes (total of 75%); writing assignment (making use of data analysis, writing up the results, and interpreting the findings in a brief discussion as would be done in a scientific publication) (25%).

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