Available in 2018

Course handbook


Increasingly, SAS is the software of choice among federal agencies, state health departments, and pharmaceutical companies. This course will provide students with a working knowledge of SAS that will be useful in analysing public health and clinical data originating from the above sources.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Read external files using SAS;

2. Use SAS to clean, validate, and recode data;

3. Perform statistical and epidemiological analyses in SAS;

4. Generate simple graphics using SAS;

5. Prepare formatted reports using SAS.


Students will learn how to access and manage datasets in SAS and perform statistical analyses relevant to medical research and public health practice.  Basic programming topics covered will include data input, data transformation, and data manipulation.  Participants also will learn how to run simple statistical procedures using SAS software.


This course is only available to students who are active in the Graduate Diploma in Medical Statistics program (10135), OR Master of Medical Statistics programs (10300 or 40157).

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Contact hours

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Online Activity

Online 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Suggest 8-12 hours time commitment per week (guide only).

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term