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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 5187

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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Course ID
157001

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 3)

Second Semester
(Study Period 6)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Health Sciences

Course aim

Understand common statistical methods required for quantitative health research and apply these methods using a statistical software package.

Course content

This course focuses on the application of biostatistical techniques to health research data. Topics covered include: understanding different types of data; common probability distributions and their applications; hypothesis testing; exploratory data analysis (graphs, descriptive statistics); simple statistical tests for continuous data (e.g.,
correlation, t-tests, analysis of variance) and categorical data (e.g., chi-square tests); regression analyses (e.g. linear regression, logistic regression, Poisson regression); confounding; time to event analyses (survival curves, Cox regression); testing validity and reliability; meta-analytic methods; and displaying and communicating results from statistical analyses.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Online (Activities) 25 hours x over 8 weeks
Computer Practical 2.5 hours x 8 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External (Online Activities) 45 hours x over 8 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 WEST
Assignment 2500 words 40% -
Quiz - 40% 4 x 15 minutes
Presentation - 20% 20 minutes
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Assignment 2500 words 40% -
Quiz - 40% 4 x 15 minutes
Presentation - 20% 20 minutes

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Health Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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