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Area/Catalogue
MATH 1065

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101808

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To enable the student to describe and critically appraise the research methodology of a scientific journal article and to develop basic data management, statistical analysis skills using appropriate computer software, and basic mathematical concepts required for health service provision.

Course content

Overview of research methodology, nature of scientific theory and knowledge, formulating hypotheses, measurement processes, reliability and validity, levels of measurement, specificity and sensitivity of diagnostic processes, types of experimental design, internal and external validity, study power.
Using a software package for entering and analysing data, describing data with graphical and numerical summaries, statistical inference including statistical modelling, the normal distribution, sampling distributions, choice of statistical techniques including non-parametric techniques, hypothesis testing, p values, confidence intervals.
A range of statistical procedures including correlation and regression, t tests and their non-parametric alternatives, chi square test, analysis of variance for same and different subject designs and the non-parametric alternative, factorial analysis of variance including repeated measures.
Differential calculus to enable basic pharmacokinetic calculations.

Textbook(s)

Triola M.M and Triola M.F. 2003, Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences, Pearson, New Jersey

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Workshop 1 hour x 12 weeks
Computer Practical 1 hour x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Assignment 1 1100 word equivalent 15% N/A
Assignment 2 1300 word equivalent 20% N/A
Group project 1100 word equivalent 15% N/A
Examination 2000 words (equivalent) 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Course Coordinators

School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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