Not currently offered
Course code

BIOS6080

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course provides an overview of basic multivariate methods used in medical statistics and complex health surveys.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2016.


Learning outcomes

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

1. Understand the multivariate normal distribution and its application in medical research and health surveys

2. Perform basic analysis of multivariate outcomes using SAS software;

3. Perform multidimensional variable reduction using principal components;

4. Analyse and interpret multiple end point repeated measure models;

5. Interpret and write up results from a series of case studies involving multivariate outcomes.


Content

Topics covered in this course will include multivariate normal distribution, principle axis theorem, Wishart distribution, Hotelling's t-test, MANOVA, Principle Components Analysis (PCA), cluster analysis, factor analysis, multivariate repeated measures, and multivariate failure time models (Wei, Lin and Weissfeld).

 

 

 


Requisite

BIOS6080 Requisite


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments