Applied Biostatistics - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

This unit was previously known as MPH700 Advanced Applied Biostatistics.

This unit deals with the anaylsis of numerous datasets and the interpretation of these analyses in a variety of settings. It focuses on the practical application of biostatistical techniques using appropriate statistical software and the interpretation of results in public health settings. The unit introduces the use of advanced multivariable techniques. Students learn to interpret research results and convey them in a form suitable for non-expert audiences.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. apply statistical methods such as ANOVA and regression to health-related data
  2. explain issues and concepts underlying the analysis of health-related data
  3. perform data analysis using appropriate statistical software
  4. present and interpret research findings based on statistical analysis in a clear concise and understandable manner.
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
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Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

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A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media

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This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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