Advanced Biostatistics

Course code BIOS6950
Not available in 2016


Covers advanced biostatistical methods commonly used such as categorical data analysis and survival analysis. Provides students with experience rather than theory as the course is very applied, utilising numerous examples, practical exercises and assignments using real data.


Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2015.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. To provide students with the understanding and skills to undertake high level statistical analysis of categorical and survival data


The course has two components - categorical data analysis and survival analysis. Categorical data analysis will include a log-linear models for dichotomous and multinomial data, paired and matched data and repeated measures analysis. The survival analysis component covers introduction to censoring, truncation, survival and hazard functions, Cox proportional hazards regression, Weibull and other parametric models, time dependent models, accelerated failure time models, repeated measures, competing risks, informative censoring and sample size.

Assumed Knowledge

200 level Statistical Inference and Generalised Linear Modelling or equivalent; Biostatistics A,Biostatistics B, Intermediate Biostatistics

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Contact Hours