Intermediate Biostatistics in Epidemiology

Course code BIOS6940Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

The aim of the course is to extend the range of statistical methods available to the student, prepare the student for relevant computerised data analyses (using Stata) and to enable the interpretation of results using material from the modules and textbook.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesTo expose students to a number of methods commonly used and encountered in the medical literature; to allow them to gain experience in use of these methods using a statistical package; to teach students the philosophy and practice of the regression approach to data analysis; to link traditional methods of data analysis with more modern regression based methods.
ContentTopics covered include likelihood and poisson, logistic and Cox's regression.
Module 1 Linear Regression
Module 2 Logistic Regression
Module 3 Poisson Regression
Module 4 Proportional Hazards (Cox) Models
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBIOS6910 - Biostatistics A
BIOS6920 - Biostatistics B
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments4 Marked Assignments worth 25% each.
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for BIOS6940