Advanced Biostatistics

Course code BIOS6950Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

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, and practical exercises, and with assignments using real data.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesTo provide students with the understanding and skills to undertake high level statistical analysis of categorical and survival data.
ContentThe 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.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge200 level Statistical Inference and Generalised Linear Modelling or equivalent; Biostatistics A,Biostatistics B, Intermediate Biostatistics
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments3 Marked Assignment worth 25%, 40% and 35%.
Contact HoursEmail Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term